Review: Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Atria Books
Released: October 13th, 2020
Received: NetGalley
Warnings: Stalking, sexual assault, incel, affairs, self harm

3 1/2 kitties

I received a copy of Invisible Girl in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Lisa Jewell is diving back into the world of thrillers with Invisible Girl. If you haven’t read any of her previous works, I cannot recommend them enough!

A woman has gone missing, assaults are happening within their neighborhood, and the Fours family is in the center of it all. Cate has begun to notice a pattern, while Roan seems determined to convince everyone that it is all fine.

Even his patients. Saffyre Maddox didn’t feel ready to stop her treatment, and now look how her life has turned out. Then there’s Owen Pick, a man who’s life has been turned upside down, whose proximity to the Fours cannot be ignored.

“I have a dark past, and I have dark thoughts. I do dark things, and I scare myself sometimes.”

If you’re looking for a new thriller worth diving into, Invisible Girl is it. It’s richly detailed and intense, showcasing everything that makes Lisa Jewell a master of mystery. It’s an intense psychological thriller, with an infusion of family drama.

This is a novel completely full to the brim of twists, turns, and other shocking surprises. Jewell weaves in multiple narratives, concepts, and worlds in order to bring this story to life. The multiple perspectives serve to carry the story along, all while increasing the tension.

I respect that she didn’t shy away from darker elements, such as the inclusion of incels, adultery, and more. Together it makes for a complicated tale – one that takes effort to work through (as intended, I’m sure).

The tone is where Invisible Girl really shines. It’s truly creepy, with this lingering sense that at any moment, everything can and will go wrong. It’s beautifully done, and is a vital element to this psychological thriller.

All of that being said, I don’t think that this was my favorite Lisa Jewell novel. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad! It just didn’t live up to my expectations based on her previous works. Maybe that’s just me? I’m not sure.

Now that I’ve read Lisa Jewell’s latest novel, I can’t help but find myself looking forward to seeing what she comes up with next. I just know that it is going to be more thrilling than ever! (Pun mostly intended).

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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1 Response to Review: Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

  1. Sheri Dye says:

    I’m such a fan of Lisa Jewell after reading ‘The Family Upstairs’, this sounds really good too..
    Great review!

    Like

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