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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  45,546 ratings  ·  4,791 reviews
The author of the “rich, dark, and intricately twisted” (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) The Family Upstairs returns with another taut and white-knuckled thriller following a group of people whose lives shockingly intersect when a young woman disappears.

Owen Pick’s life is falling apart.

In his thirties, a virgin, and living in his aunt’s spare bedroom, he h
Hardcover, 357 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Atria Books
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Dana Vogel It definitely doesn't sympathize with incel culture! The novel really examines toxic masculinity in a thoughtful way while telling a twisty story!…moreIt definitely doesn't sympathize with incel culture! The novel really examines toxic masculinity in a thoughtful way while telling a twisty story!(less)
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is fascinating psychological mystery/drama more than a thriller. It’s about the real wild animals wearing human furs and acting like decent people! It’s about prejudiced approach and point of views when we see someone weird, different and outcast! As you spend your time to smear someone’s live and ruin him/her with your hypocritical opinions, the real monsters start to walk among you and hurt your loved ones before your eyes!

This is another surprising, riveting, exciting, fast pacing, ready
Chelsea Humphrey
"He turns the corner, and I see his body language change as he see's the woman ahead. I recognize the shape of him, the angles of his body, and I know exactly what he is planning to do.

I move from my hiding place in the shadows. I stride out, toward the man, toward danger, my actions my own but my fate left wide-open."


Seriously? Talk about an incredibly gripping prologue. Excuse me while I take a moment to bow down at the prowess of Lisa Jewell.

While this isn't my all time favorite book that th
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Well.....unfortunately this is going to be about a 3.5 star for me. I did like it but I didn't love it as much as I had anticipated. It was a slow burn throughout and I found it a bit odd. I will admit it did keep my attention the entire time as I was curious as to where this was going.

A 17 year old girl goes missing and the suspects are too many to count. They are sooo many creepy people in this book that could be suspects! That was one of the problems for me. There were so many different chara
daph pink ♡

3.15( buddy read with my mommy)
This is my second Lisa Jewell book after I found you ( I DNF watching you and family upstairs) so you can say I don't like her stories at all.

They are MEDICORE in my opinion , nothing shocking or thrilling and especially very boring.
It took me a week to articulate my ideas because they were very polarising and I couldn't set my mind whether to give it 3.75 or 3.15. I then discussed the book with my mom , and we together decided to give it 3.15 stars.

Speaking of In
Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)
“My superpower was invisibility.”

Invisible Girl is a dark mystery/psychological thriller/domestic drama/character study about the masks people wear and what happens when their true selves are exposed.

A young girl, trying to cope with a childhood trauma, goes missing without a trace. The man who tried helping her is not who he seems to be. The family she has become obsessed with and the creepy neighbor across the street wrongly accused of a crime are all linked to her disappearance. All of their
Debra (having surgery will be back in a few days)
Saffyre Maddox was ten years old when something terrible happened to her and she has kept that trauma and pain secret. As an outlet for her pain, she begins cutting and her uncle (who is her guardian) sends her to therapy. After three years of therapy, her therapist, Roan Fours, feels she is ready to terminate therapy but Saffyre hasn't even revealed her painful trauma yet.

Owen Pick is a 33-year-old teacher who has never had a friend let alone a girlfriend. He lives with his Aunt who won't even
Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

Well I really enjoyed this one. After disliking The Family Upstairs I thought that this one was more like the Lisa Jewel that I enjoy.

One of our main protagonists is Saffyre, a troubled teen. She was left without parents but fortunately had a loving uncle who tried to be there for her. She had a traumatic event in childhood which she never divulged to anyone, not even her psychologist, Roan Four, who worked with her for 3 years and then dismissed her as c
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: digital
Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

This book felt so dark, foreboding, and hopeless. I wanted to keep reading but I felt like nothing good was going to happen, I didn't see how anything could get better, anything could improve, or anyone could ever be happy. This book was bringing me down but I was enjoying it.

There is Owen Pick, let down by his family every step of the way, with no support from anywhere. He was so awkward, out of step with humanity, with no chance of figuring out how to stop his dow
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-read
Invisible Girl was thoroughly engaging and kept me up all night. Literally. I'm exhausted.

Following multiple perspectives in one UK neighborhood, the story builds up tension the entire way through.

We get present perspectives, most notably that of Cate Fours and Owen Pick, as well as a past perspective from a teenage girl named, Saffrye Maddox.

Cate Fours is a stay-at-home mom to two teenage children, Georgia and Josh. Her husband, Roan, is a child psychologist, who keeps late hours and isn't part
Lisa Jewell returns with another dark, intense, creepy and twisty psychological thriller set in London that examines a wide range of complex flawed characters, many of whom comprise of societies oddballs and socially awkward misfits, and the quick to judge perceptions of the police and the public, heightened to unbearable levels with vilification through the questionable medium of social media. At the tender age of 10, Saffyre Maddox underwent severe trauma that has haunted her ever since, leavi ...more
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
⭐ 4 𝘼𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙧-𝘿𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙨! ⭐

I found Invisible Girl more low-key and real than Lisa Jewell's previous books.

She takes her time setting up the characters and she made me interested in them. Then I couldn't put the book down until I knew how it would end for them!

🤫 The Fours Family - Mom, Dad and two teenage kids. All with various secrets.
🤦‍♂️ Owen - the awkward 33 year old virgin.
🦊 Saffyre - the troubled teenager who goes missing on Valentine's night.
Sitting down with a new Lisa Jewell book, is like sitting down for a cup of coffee with an old friend. ☕️☕️

You feel like you know the (always quirky) characters, because they are well developed, BUT you also know that behind that Cup of Joe, or behind those closed blinds, are people with secrets that you are hoping to coax out of them.

Your cast for this one:

A thirty something year old virgin
A psychologist, his wife and their two teenaged children
And, a former patient of said psychologist

I won
Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
Put on your lounge pants and coziest socks, grab your favourite beverage, give yourself some time and get cozy while you get to know these characters. They are not what you might expect!!

Hot diggity dang!! Now that’s what I been talking about! A well-done domestic, suspense thriller that focuses on fresh, unique unlikeable characters while staying away from those behaviours, roles and characters we come to expect in thrillers.

Lisa Jewell just keeps on getting better and she is an author who is
Childhood trauma can be carried deep inside for many years, manifesting itself in a myriad of ways. One way is a desire to be invisible, to hide, a desire to not feel confined. Saffyre is one such girl and as she’s “invisible” and hiding in the shadows she discovers the flaws and secrets of several families who live in an exclusive neighborhood.

The story revolves around two families: Owen, a socially awkward misfit who is accused of inappropriate behavior toward his students. He’s also had a tr
INVISIBLE GIRL by Lisa Jewell is classified as a domestic thriller, and told from the point of view of three characters. It has three timeline parts: Before, After and Now. The main characters are Saffyre Maddox, Cate Fours, and Owen Pick. Saffyre is a teenager living with her guardian uncle. When she was ten years old, something happened to her that started her to self-harm. She has therapy with Roan Fours for three years, but never revealed the source of her trauma. Cate is Roan’s wife, mother ...more
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
Classic Lisa Jewell. If you’re at all a fan of her work, don’t miss this one!

Lisa Jewell has developed a few new intriguing, unforgettable characters in her latest release!

Owen Pick: A thirty-something man that just got suspended from his job at the university for inappropriate behavior with some female students. Of course, he steadfastly denies it. He claims he’s just simply “misunderstood” when it comes to the female population.

Roan Fours: A child psychologist. Who with his family is renting
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
If someone had asked me six months ago what an incel was, I couldn’t have told you. Since then, I’ve read three books that have it as a plot point.
In the Invisible Girl, there are three different main characters. Owen is a 33 year old virgin, teaching geography until accused of sexual misconduct. His neighbor, Cate Fours, is worried he might be responsible for some sexual assaults in the area when he appears to follow her daughter home one night. And Saffyre Maddox was under treatment with Roan
Michael David
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lisa Jewell is one of the few authors who consistently have the gift of successfully weaving storylines together.

In INVISIBLE GIRL, we have a 30+ year-old virgin (Owen), who loses his job due to claims of sexual misconduct. Reading up on incel in his newly found free time doesn’t help when a case of a missing teen literally lands in his yard.

Then, there is the Fours family. They live across the street from Owen. They have always been suspicious of their neighbor from across the way.

Finally, t
Nov 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Invisible Girl is full of tension and domestic drama in a posh London neighborhood.

17 year old Saffyre Maddox is hiding pain from a traumatic incident when she was just 10 years old. Owen Pick, a lonely 33 year old teacher, is accused of inappropriate behavior by students which he finds baffling, as he’s never even had a girlfriend or romantic encounter. Roan and Cate Fours live across the street from Owen with their two teenage children. Roan is a therapist, Saffyre’s former therapist actually
Holly  B
A chilling tale with lots of suspense, guessing and shady characters!

I'll leave it to you to decide....

Everyone is living in a house of mystery.

I suspected several characters and flipped a few times while reading (which is always fun!). Everyone seems to be in a hoodie, BUT who is the one?

Something creepy is happening in this little neighborhood. People are watching, peering out their windows, gathering clues.

Jewell's twists create many layers of a puzzle with characters that have depth. She
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
First off, I cruised right through this book. As always Lisa Jewell grabbed my attention in short order.

We have three POV's that we follow:

Cate Fours, wife of child psychologist, Roan.

Saffyre Maddox, 17 years old, and a previous patient of Roan that feels he didn't take her treatment as seriously as he should have.

Owen Pick, 33 year old virgin and neighbor to the Fours family.

Random sexual attacks have been happening in their neighborhood and fingers start pointing in every direction.

This b
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Saffyre Maddox suffers traumatic incidents aged 10 and self harms as a consequence. She receives therapy from psychologist Roan Fours for three years but her deep seated issues are unresolved. She’s an invisible girl hiding her innermost self to fit in with her peers and acting a role. Owen Pick is a teacher who is suspended from his job after allegations of inappropriate behaviour are made against him. He is regarded as ‘odd’ and is disliked, misunderstood even by his Aunt with whom he lives an ...more
Susanne  Strong
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
Creepy and Captivating!

The Fours Family lives across the street from the creepiest guy imaginable. A socially awkward guy who skulks around the neighborhood, Owen Pick was put on leave from his job due to allegations of behaving inappropriately towards teenage girls.

Roan Fours is a Child Psychologist, his wife Cate is a Physiologist. They have two teenage kids and are a seemingly happy family.

Years prior, Roan treated ten-year old Saffyre Maddox who had been traumatized by a horrific event she
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell is a 2020 Atria publication.

Clever and suspenseful!

Three first person voices narrate this enthralling story which examines the various devices humans employ to hide their innermost secrets, darkest pain, obsessions, or deepest character flaws, from society, from family and friends, and maybe even from themselves.

Saffyre Maddox, in treatment for self-harm, is released by her therapist, Roan Fours, before she’s ready. This leads her to stalk him and spy on his famil
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved reading this was a stay up late, can't put down story of a family, their suspicious neighbour and a girl. I loved these characters so much! Lisa Jewell did such a good job of weaving us into the story of their lives so that you not only had no idea where things were going, but by the end you were completely entwined with these people and their thoughts and motivations. Definitely a suspenseful domestic drama. It gave a less intense and in your face fear and instead offered a muc ...more
Who the heck is the “bad guy”?

Shortest Summary Ever: Saffyre Maddox is a troubled teen. Roan Four is her former therapist who lives in an idyllic, posh London neighborhood with his kinda-pretentious wife Cate and their kids. Owen Pick is that oddball neighbor across the street in an apartment - ya know the one who is quiet and “keeps to himself” (come on, we ALL have that neighbor! Maybe it’s you?) All 3 become entwined when Saffyre suddenly disappears. Secrets lurk and someone knows more than t
Marialyce (absltmom, yaya)
How well we now know, that life can change, become a nightmare in a matter of hours and days. When Owen Pick, a strange man who has had his problems with socialization especially with the opposite sex is accused of a heinous crime, it seems that all fingers point in his direction. Owen lives in a peculiar community which seems to be filled with people who themselves display traits that are slightly bizarre. They seem to go about their daily lives with little neighborhood interaction until the un ...more
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Invisible Girl is the latest book by Lisa Jewell due out in October 2020. I received an early copy through NetGalley and was excited to read it because I've already read and reviewed five of the author's earlier books. I enjoy her writing style and tone very much, and this book is another strong winner.

Cate is married with two teenage children. She lives in a charming English suburb. She knows something is off in her family but uncertain where to start. Owen lives across the street, and he's had
L A i N E Y ~back in a bit~
There’s a special talent that I find Lisa Jewell to posssess as a writer: the ability to make things that shouldn’t have work, especially to a skeptical reader like me, work.

Because seriously the number of people in the same neighborhood (or sometimes even just on the same street) being involved in some sort of a crime together? How is that even believable, right? But that’s the thing - it is. She could make it so that it actually works. Granted it could certainly be a hit or miss - but this on
This was really good. You know the old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” That’s the mastery of Lisa Jewell’s interweaving characters in this domestic suspense. Some characters are exactly as you see them, but as the story progresses and things come out of the shadows, like the little red fox who makes occasional appearances, you realize that there’s far more than meets the eye to some others.

Who are these characters? First we have the Fours family: child psychologist, Roan, his wife, Ca
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Lisa was born in London in 1968. Her mother was a secretary and her father was a textile agent and she was brought up in the northernmost reaches of London with her two younger sisters. She was educated at a Catholic girls’ Grammar school in Finchley. After leaving school at sixteen she spent two years at Barnet College doing an arts foundation course and then two years at Epsom School of Art & De ...more

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