Invisible Girl – Book Review

Invisible Girl: From the #1 bestselling author of The Family Upstairs by [Lisa Jewell]


MIDNIGHT. In the bad part of town, where cats prowl and foxes shriek, a girl is watching…

When Saffyre Maddox was ten, something terrible happened, and she’s carried the pain of it ever since. The man who she thought was going to heal her didn’t, and now she hides and watches him, learning his secrets, invisible in the shadows.

Owen Pick is invisible too. He’s never had a girlfriend; he’s never even had a friend.
Nobody sees him. Nobody cares.

But when Saffyre goes missing from opposite his house on Valentine’s Day, suddenly the whole world is looking at Owen.

Accusing him. Holding him responsible for Saffyre’s disappearance…

No. of pages:- 407 pages

Date published:- Published on August 6th 2020

Publisher:- Cornerstone Digital

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

Rating:- 3.5/5 stars

Lisa Jewell has become one of my favorite psychological thriller authors and after reading The Family Upstairs, I decided to try out her new novel, The Invisible Girl (I haven’t read her latest book yet). The blurb on the book sounds great–there is a girl name Saffyre Maddox and she goes missing one night and the main suspect was the eerie and weird man named Owen Pick, who was recently suspended from the school he was working in.

And being Lisa Jewell’s fan, I decided to try out this book. But unfortunately, it wasn’t as great as the Family Upstairs but at least, it was ok.

The story consists of these following characters

  1. Saffyre Maddox a seventeen year old girl who was sexually harassed when she was ten years old and who seek help for three years by a therapist named Roan Fours. Saffyre starts stalking Roan, finding out he is having an illicit affair with a colleague named Alicia behind her back. And while stalking him, she goes missing.
  2. Owen Pick–is a thirty something year old man, living with his aunt Tessie across from the street where the Fours family lived. He was weird, eerie and was recently accused of a certain harassment in school he denied doing it. He becomes the main suspect in Saffyre’s case.
  3. Cathy Fours–the wife of Roan Fours and the mother of Georgia and Josh Fours, who suspect Owen is behind Saffyre’s disappearance

The story started slow that the first few chapters were boring, though things started get interesting when Saffyre did go missing. Did Owen really involve in Saffyre’s disappearance? Couple with the disappearance is the series of sexual assaults–which Cathy think Owen was involved? Was he really? Not much of twists and turns you would normally expect in a fast paced psychological thriller and was quiet a slow burn. However, the ending was great with a small twist. Saffyre to me was a likable character and Owen’s character creeped me out a bit but the rest of the characters were meh to me.

Overall, this was an OK thriller to me. Worth three and a half stars!

Lisa Jewell

Thank you for visiting my Amazon author page!

My first book, Ralph’s Party, came out in 1999 and was the best selling debut novel for that year.

Since then I have written and published another sixteen books, from the ‘curry and flatmates’ novels of the nineties and noughties like Thirtynothing, One Hit Wonder, A Friend of the Family and Vince & Joy, to more family-themed novels like After The Party, The Making of Us and The House We Grew Up In and more recently, psychological thrillers such as I Found You, Then She Was Gone, Watching You and The Family Upstairs, which charted in the summer of 2019 at number one in the hardback charts.

I live in London with my husband, two daughters, two hairy cats, two nervous guinea pigs and a lovely auburn dog. I write every day, a minimum of one thousand words, in a cafe, with no access to the internet, in two to three hour sessions.

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