Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Review: Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

YOU DON'T SEE HER. BUT SHE SEES YOU.


MIDNIGHT: In an area of urban wasteland where cats hunt 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, 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 night, suddenly the whole world is looking at Owen.
Accusing him, holding him responsible for Saffyre's disappearance ...
INVISIBLE GIRL: an engrossing, twisty story of how we look in the wrong places for bad people while the real predators walk among us in plain sight.

Review: Another fabulous twisty thriller from Lisa Jewell. This one had my head going in every direction. I thought I knew things and then something happened and I did not know anything, I had even more questions than I started with. This book does come with care warnings for rape and sexual assault but these subjects are dealt with incredibly well. 

The way this writer structures their novels is just a sight to be believed. I am so in awe of the way Lisa Jewell constructs the plot or her books. They make me turn the pages because I just have to keep reading, This book is structured into before, now and after and then within that structure there are 3 different points of view that we get to hear from. This points of view are written in very different ways, even in different tenses and so you just have to keep reading because you need to know what the next person thinks about what you've just read!

The three characters that we get to follow are Cate, Owen and Saffyre. All three characters are intriguing but not particularly likable. I could definitely sympathise with all three of them though even though I didn't really like them and definitely didn't trust them. Cate is trying her best but she doesn't seem to be prepared to see what is right in front of her face. I really disliked Owen because he is a teacher who is not really very good at his job but boy did I feel for him over the course of this book. Saffyre was probably the most likable of the bunch. I could really see why she acted the way she did and I wanted her to find herself as the book went on. 

There after definitely some subjects dealt with in this novel that are hard to swallow, some moments are really not very  nice and I think that when you get into the real depths of this novel, it is the darkest Lisa Jewell to date. I had to put my Kindle down a couple of times to digest what was going on and to google a couple of things because I was convinced I was reading a true story. There are just so many things that are true to London life in this book. I would love to read this again to find things I missed because I know there are so many tiny details put in here, that is the beauty of this author's writing. 

Of course I highly recommend this book, just be prepared for the dark topics and be prepared that once you pick it up, you won't be putting it back down.

To order your copy now, just click the link: UK or US

UK publication date August 6th
US publication day October 13th

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