Invisible Girl: A Novel (Hardcover)
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“I absolutely loved Invisible Girl—Lisa Jewell has a way of combining furiously twisty, utterly gripping plots with wonderfully rich characterization—she has such compassion for her characters, and we feel we know them utterly… A triumph!” —Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone returns with an intricate thriller about a young woman’s disappearance and a group of strangers whose lives intersect in its wake.
Owen Pick’s life is falling apart. In his thirties and living in his aunt’s spare bedroom, he has just been suspended from his job as a teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct—accusations he strongly denies. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel forums, where he meets a charismatic and mysterious figure.
Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family, headed by mom Cate, a physiotherapist, and dad Roan, a child psychologist. But the Fours family have a bad feeling about their neighbor Owen. He’s a bit creepy and their teenaged daughter swears he followed her home from the train station one night.
Meanwhile, young Saffyre Maddox spent three years as a patient of Roan Fours. Feeling abandoned when their therapy ends, she searches for other ways to maintain her connection with him, following him in the shadows and learning more than she wanted to know about Roan and his family. Then, on Valentine’s night, Saffyre disappears—and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick.
With evocative, vivid, and unputdownable prose and plenty of disturbing twists and turns, Jewell’s latest thriller is another “haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author).
About the Author
Lisa Jewell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels, including The Family Upstairs and Then She Was Gone, as well as Watching You and I Found You. Her novels have sold more than 4.5 million copies internationally, and her work has also been translated into twenty-five languages. Connect with her on Twitter @LisaJewellUK, on Instagram @LisaJewellUK, and on Facebook @LisaJewellOfficial.
"I absolutely loved Invisible Girl—Lisa Jewell has a way of combining furiously twisty, utterly gripping plots with wonderfully rich characterisation—she has such compassion for her characters and we feel we know them utterly. To anyone who claims crime fiction is plot at the expense of character, I prescribe Lisa Jewell. A triumph!"
— LUCY FOLEY, New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List
— Crime by the Book
“This weekend I finished Lisa Jewell’s gripping Invisible Girl and it was such a joy not to be able to put a book down. Her best yet."
— JOJO MOYES, New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars
“I loved it. Every damn word.”
— AJ FINN, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
“Compelling and surprisingly moving—Lisa Jewell never lets you down.”
— CLARE MACKINTOSH, New York Times bestselling author of I Let You Go
“A masterclass in character... A wonderful slow-burn gripper—I loved it.”
— LOUISE CANDLISH, author of Our House
“Another masterpiece from a novelist whose grip on human nature in its flawed entirety never slips. Invisible Girl is gripping, disturbing and acutely observant; Jewell is an extremely special writer."
— ALEX MARWOOD, author of The Wicked Girls
“Jewell showcases the many ways that sexism can creep in and infect everyday moments . . . dark, sharp, and thought-provoking.”
— BUST Magazine
“A breathtakingly brilliant novel by an author at the absolute top of her game.”
— JENNY COLGAN, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop on the Corner
“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 see how she makes it look so easy.”
— ERIN KELLY, author of He Said, She Said
“I am always reminded of Ruth Rendell at her very best when I read Lisa Jewell. Not only is her plotting masterful, Lisa has the rare ability to make you care—passionately—about all her characters, whether they are important or minor, instantly appealing or apparently monstrous. Invisible Girl is quite brilliant in every way.”
— JANE CASEY, author of The Burning
“She isn’t afraid of plunging an icy blade into her readers’ hearts whilst examining the cruel realities of the world.”
— ADELE PARKS, author of I Invited Her In
“A masterclass in how to write with pace and tension.”
— HARRIET TYCE, author of Blood Orange
“Dark, gripping, emotionally intense. My heart hurt from being squeezed so tight.”
— TAMAR COHEN, author of The Mistress’s Revenge