Thank you to Atria Books for gifting me a copy of INVISIBLE GIRL by Lisa Jewell.
“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 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 has 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.”
This book started by giving the creeps, and then it ended by giving me the creeps. Lisa Jewell has done it again and has left me completely speechless. I would love to have half the talent that she does as she never ceases to amaze me in her ability to create a thriller that feels so real.
While reading INVISIBLE GIRL, I was searching for information on whether these “incel” groups were real, and then I determined that I should probably stop reading on them because, of course, they are. But, leave it to Lisa Jewell to create a story that incorporates these men into the storyline in such a pulse-pounding way.
If you are looking for a fascinating and gripping psychological thriller, add this book to your list! It will be the perfect read for fall and will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, waiting for the last shoe to drop. And, don’t worry, it does.