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Invisible Girl

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Lisa Jewell has always been one of my favourite authors, so I was very excited to read this new one. 
This certainly did not disappoint and it is definitely one of my favourites. 
This is a twisty psychological thriller that is also really clever. The characters and unique and intriguing and the plot develops throughout. 
It’s a fabulous read and one I would strongly recommend.
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I have enjoyed all of Lisa Jewell’s books and this one definitely lived up to my expectations.

Invisible Girl is a clever psychological thriller with plenty of twists and turns. A good plot with a mix of intriguing characters which was a great read. Would definitely recommend it.
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Thank you to Random House UK / Cornerstone and NetGalley for an early copy of Invisible Girl. 

This was my first time reading Lisa Jewell and it will not be my last. Invisible Girl follows the point of view of three characters in this book: Saffyre, Cate and Owen and each perspective allows you a view in to a different household whilst the mystery begins to unfold. 

This book was very easy to read and helped me forget about everything else for a couple of hours. However, the last quarter of the book really disappointed me as it did not match the the anticipation and the mystery that had been building steadily throughout. One or two of the characters seemed to completely shift in behaviours and it felt a little rushed/far fetched which is a real shame as the book had such promise.

3.5 / 5
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Up-all-night gripping with characters who feel as real as you and me. Lisa Jewell is the kind of writer you read twice – once as a breathless reader, to see how the story unfolds, and then again to try to work out how she makes it look so easy. *****
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Absolutely excellent read. I'm finding it very difficult to concentrate on fiction but this one lifted me out of Covid for the duration. It's sensitive, intelligent, moving and engrossing, I loved it.
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Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review.

Invisible Girl a story by Lisa Jewell is a psychological thriller full of twists and turns with a group of sad lonely characters each with their own terrors and frailties. The characters are so well defined that you canalmost feel their pain. A very good read highly recommended.
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I love Lisa another good book full of the usual twist and turns. It was a ok read but was t my favourite.
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Huge but recent fan of Lisa Jewell and this is another excellent read.  The invisible girl in the title is Saffyre Maddox, a seventeen year old who has experienced many tragedies in her life, enough for her to have received counselling for self harming by therapist Roan. Saffyre held back an event from her past which is divulged later in the book.

Roan is married to Cate, they have 2 children, Josh and Georgia.  They are currently living in a flat in Hammersmith whilst their house destroyed by fire is being rebuilt/renovated.  There are a number of attacks that happen in and around the area and Georgia's friend Tilly reports that she has been attacked only to retract this a few days later.

Saffyre has been following Roan as she felt her therapy, whilst good had been ended much too soon.  in following Roan she finds out more about him, his family and others in the neighbourhood.

Living across the road from the family is Owen Pick a teacher and a loner living with his Aunt.  His odd behaviour leads the family and others to suspect him of the series of events in the area.

No spoilers from me.  This a yet another page turner by this author who has been added to my "must read" authors.

Thanks to NetGalley, Random House UK, and Lisa Jewell for an ARC copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review
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Chock-full of intriguing characters this story hooked me from the start. Owen was my favourite because as the reader we saw a hidden side to him that everyone else that knew him didn't see. I was not sure where the plot was headed and each time I thought I knew Lisa Jewell was one step ahead and in a different direction. Very readable.
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Lisa Jewell is one of those writers whose books I will always snap up instantly, and with Invisible Girl she’s at the top of her game. It’s a hugely engaging and satisfying read.

The invisible girl of the title is seventeen-year-old Saffyre - a name which should have seemed awful, with its “creative” spelling, but I actually kind of liked it, maybe because I liked the character so much. She was magnificent.

Part of the story is told from Saffyre’s perspective. Then there’s Cate, who’s married to child psychologist Roan and mother of two teenagers, Georgia and Josh.

Thirty-three year old Owen lives with his aunt across the road from Cate and Roan, and has never had a sexual relationship. He’s seen as a bit of a weirdo and a loner. When complaints are made about him at work, Owen’s sense of anger and injustice begins to lead him down a dangerous path. When Saffyre disappears, he’s an obvious suspect. 

Meanwhile, a string of sex attacks in the area strike fear into Cate’s heart in more ways than one.

I absolutely loved this book - largely, I think, because of Saffyre herself. All the characterisation is brilliant, though. It’s possible to like and sympathise with Owen even though some of his behaviour is, at best, deeply misguided - Lisa Jewell does an excellent job of sensitively depicting how he’s reached that place.

The toxic masculinity of certain characters is balanced by characters like Saffyre’s uncle, who show a very different image of what it means to be a man.

As I said at the top of the review, I found this a very enjoyable and satisfying read - highly recommended.
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A suspenseful read with some well-developed characters!

This is a story about lies, secrets, perceptions, and much more…

A story with a great plot, intriguing characters, and the writing style is absolutely brilliant.

The highlight for me were definitely the characters, their backgrounds, and how they interacted with each other. I was quickly invested in each one of them and genuinely cared about their respective fates, so kudos to the Author.

However, the big reveal did not live up to the intense build-up and I was left slightly underwhelmed but that’s probably because I expected something a tad more intricate.

 All in all, it’s a great story that I’ll definitely recommend.  

I would like to thank the Publishers, NetGalley, and the Author for sending me an ARC of this book.
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I was lucky enough to receive a free kindle e book version of this book in exchange for a honest review.

I’d even this one out to a 3.5. Lisa Jewell is up there has being one of my favourite authors and whilst I still enjoyed this book, I wouldn’t necessarily count it as being one of my favourites by her. I liked the concept of the story and found it to be very original however some parts were a little bit far fetched and the numerous references to and episodes of attacks were a bit difficult to read in parts.
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I've been a fan of Lisa Jewell for a while now and I particularly like how her subject matter has grown darker over the years. This book is no exception, and right from the start it hooks you in and doesn't spare you any details. 
It's written from 3 perspectives, with teenager Saffyre forming much of the basis of the story. The other perspectives are Cate (who's husband Roan was Saffyre's psychiatrist) and Owen, a seemingly unconnected loner who lives opposite from Cate. 
A key theme throughout was how we view (and therefore judge) others without barely knowing anything of their lives. We all have a neighbour who we know nothing about but have an opinion on, often based on very little. This was evident within the book and also highlighted the consequences that can come about from such an opinion and how things can unravel and spiral out of control.
Without any spoilers, I found this book tense and satisfying. There are sufficient red herrings to question your thought process and the characters who deserve a decent ending ultimately get one.
With thanks to Lisa Jewell, NetGalley and Random House UK Cornerstone for the advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.
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I love a Lisa Jewell novel, this again is a fantastic read. Full of dark themes, twists, turns and a compelling plot. It’s one not to be missed
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A fantastic story. Very well written with really likeable characters. A Fantasia mysterious whodunnit xx
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Another grand story from Lisa Jewell . Told from many different perspectives with an ending I couldn't guess. Well worth a read
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There is no doubt that Lisa Jewell  has a gift for writing an intriguing thriller. And, her latest, 'Invisible Girl' has a fascinating sounding tale to tell: Saffyre, a young girl who has turned to stalking her former therapist, Owen a rather strange man who similiar to Saffyre is also invisible to the world around him. Both of their world's combine on Valentine's night when Saffrye disappears. 
Unlike Owen, Saffyre has become invisible by choice and her subsquent choices have a lasting impact on the life of Owen and also the Fours family (her former therapist and his wife and children). 'Invisible Girl' is a tale of secrets and injustice, while telling the reader that we may never really know our neighbours. 
The story is told from several perspectives with many of the major characters contributing their own viewpoint to the events, However, instead of adding to the atmosphere, this approach made the storyline seem cluttered as the tale jumped back and forth in time and we witnessed the same day from several perspectives. 
All in all, a slow burner, that did not stand up to the high hopes that I had upon reading the original blurb. A disappointing 3 stars for a normally 5 star author.
Thank you to Century for the ARC of this book in return for an honest review.
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Complex story which took a long time to get going, red herrings galore. Good characters but story dragged.
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I am a huge fan of Lisa Jewell and was therefore really excited about reading this book. She has a wonderful knack for writing rounded characters that you really care about. This one focuses on a 17 year old girl named Saffyre who has psychological issues, her therapist's wife Cate and a loner called Owen.

The story is told from the perspectives of these three characters and I was equally invested in all of them. If I had to pick a favourite, it would be Owen. He is such a well-written character and I really felt for him. I found the pacing of the book perfect, there wasn't a lot of action but I was always eager to pick the book up and I was never bored. 

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a character-driven story.
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Saffyre was only ten when something bad happened to her.
Three years of sessions with Roan, her therapist, managed to stop her from self-harming, but then he suddenly deemed her healed when she wasn't quite ready to stop the therapy.
Ever since, Saffyre has been watching Roan and learning his secrets, always in his shadow, invisible.
Owen, 33 years old, has never had a girlfriend, no one cares about him.
But when Saffyre disappears, he suddenly finds himself accused of terrible things. He's creepy, he's just lost his job on account of a suspicion of sexual harassment, but is he behind Saffyre's disappearance?

The story follows multiple perspectives; Roan's wife Cate's, Saffyre's and Owen's.
I'm a great fan of Lisa Jewel, so I requested this book without even reading the blurb, and I was so thrilled that I started reading it immediately.
It was a good book, and I really enjoyed it, it kept me interested and guessing all the way through. 
The story was gripping and never got boring, with the tension steadily building up and the secrets slowly being revealed.
However, I must say that despite all of that, I don't think it stands out enough. With thrillers being a very popular genre, a book needs to be really extraordinary to stand out, and while I enjoyed it, I found it lacked the wow factor. 
Still, it was a solid 3-star read, and I recommend you check it out, as well as any other books from this author.
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