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Another page-turner from Lisa Jewell. It's not one of my favorites but I still enjoyed it and tried to guess who was responsible for the attacks and disappearances of several young women.
Another Lisa Jewell page-turner. I liked this one quite a lot, even though I've read some negative reviews. These books aren't stellar pieces of literature in any sense, but they do keep me reading into the wee hours of the night.
Good thriller with unusual portrayal of "incel" culture and the powers of pride and redemption.
This was a good book, but not one of the best by Lisa Jewell. Unlike most of her other books, there was nothing really shocking or exciting. Still one of my favourite authors though.
A good book, interesting story, but definitely not one of my favorites from Lisa Jewell. It was interesting enough to keep me wanting to read it, and I love how Lisa tells a story, but the twists in this book weren't as exciting or mysterious as I've come to expect. Still a good read!
Have enjoyed every Lisa Jewell book I have read and this one is no different. I was hooked from the get go and every chapter made me want to read more. I looked forwarding to sitting down with this book and the ending didn't disappoint.
A British thriller with an interesting take on toxic masculinity.
From the super creepy incel world.....
How little we know about our neighbors and how easy it is to label them is the at the center of this novel. When Saffyre disappears, the most likely suspect is the weird guy who lives on the street where the action takes place. 17-year old Saffyre, who is the first-person narrator, is a loner. Her parents have died. She lives with her uncle, who has two jobs to make ends meet. She’s been in counseling with another character in the book, Roan, because of self-harming, but the sessions although helping didn’t get to the origin of her pain. There’s a lot of twists and turns as the story progresses. It’s a character driven mystery, involving the family of the counselor, Owen the weirdo across the street and a mystery person who has been attacking women. As the story moves from Saffyre’s first person point of view to Cate, the wife of Roan and mother of two teens to Owen’s point of view, much is revealed as the reader is presented with the clues needed, along with misdirection. I found the ending very satisfying, with vindication for the people who deserve it.
Slow burn. Originally I was not a fan of this book (in fact I almost put it down) but the climax and the conclusion made it all worthwhile. The story is dark, but stay with it if you can stand it.
This is why I love reading Lisa Jewell. The domestic suspense is off the charts with this one. So many fascinating characters working through the baggage that has brought them to where they are today. Cate Fours. Saffyre Maddox. Owen Pick. You have read the plot summary. You know enough. Now, go read about them and discover them the way I did. This is a page turner and you will not want to put it down until you know the answers to all the questions. . .except one, perhaps. Will there be a sequel?
Lisa Jewell has become my favorite author in recent years. I have read and loved all her thrillers. She just has a way of writing that I truly love and look forward to.
I was so excited to be able to read and review the eARC of her latest novel, "Invisible Girl". The premise sounded interesting and original. I was thrilled to start reading. My thrill soon faded. I hate to even say it, but this was a 3 star read for me.
I felt like there was something missing. The whole story seemed a bit odd and it made me feel displaced from beginning to end. So many weird and shady characters, it all felt haphazard. I kept reading, not because I genuinely wanted to know what happened to Saffyre, but to see how all this mess could possibly come together neatly.
This is told through alternating points of views, a narrative I usually like because it allows the reader to see the mystery from all perspectives. But the way this was done was so choppy it took away from the story. I had to think hard about where we last left the character. I had to stop and think how it related to the character who's chapter I had just read. It was exhausting.
This book is filled with the "dark" side of life. Sexual assault, self harm, infidelity, prejudice, misogyny, and mental illness. I applaud Jewell for bringing all these topics into a modern novel to shed light on hard subjects.
The ending seemed rushed and although I went back to read the end twice, it still feels like something was missing. It felt like from beginning to end the line was just straight and flat. No ups and downs, no thrilling revelations or twists. I just can't call this a thriller in any way, shape or form.
Thanks to Netgalley and Atria Books for allowing me an advanced ecopy to read and give my honest review. Despite my 3 stars for this read, I am excited to read what Lisa Jewell puts out next!
"Invisible Girl" is due to be released here in the U.S. on Oct 13, 2020 so pre-order now!
Invisible Girl is another great book by Lisa Jewell. I thought I knew what was going on then Lisa would throw in a curve ball and make me change my mind. Lots of great twists. Lisa has become one author I look for her books because they are so good.