Owen Pick’s life is falling apart.
In his thirties, a virgin, and living in his aunt’s spare bedroom, he has just been suspended from his job as a geography teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct, which he strongly denies. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel—involuntary celibate—forums, where he meets the charismatic, mysterious, and sinister Bryn.
Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family, headed by mom Cate, a physiotherapist, and dad Roan, a child psychologist. But the Fours family have a bad feeling about their neighbor Owen. He’s a bit creepy and their teenaged daughter swears he followed her home from the train station one night.
Meanwhile, young Saffyre Maddox spent three years as a patient of Roan Fours. Feeling abandoned when their therapy ends, she searches for other ways to maintain her connection with him, following him in the shadows and learning more than she wanted to know about Roan and his family. Then, on Valentine’s night, Saffyre Maddox disappears—and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick.
With evocative, vivid, and unputdownable prose and plenty of disturbing twists and turns, Jewell’s latest thriller is another “haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author).
Release Date: October 13th
I could not help but read Lisa Jewell’s latest thriller right away when I received the ARC from Atria Books. I was lucky enough to also get an early copy of The Family Upstairs, Lisa Jewell’s 2019 thriller, a Book of the Month pick and a 5 star read!
I dove right into The Invisible Girl, a thriller set in Hampstead with various characters and points of view. I tend to not enjoy too many points of view but I find that Jewell does a good job of crafting unique voices and making each character’s story line interesting.
It took me until around 30% into the novel to get gripped by the story and I flew through the rest of it. I found the main story compelling and needed to know it ended. The only thing I felt was lacking was twists and turns of the story. None of the main twists really shocked me. There was just an okay twist at the end nothing compared to The Family Upstairs. Despite that, it was a great and thrilling read.
I recommend checking out the latest thriller from Lisa Jewell, it was thrilling and well-written.
4.5 Stars Out of 5 Stars