Author: Invisible Girl
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: October 13, 2020
Book Description: 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.
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
Review: Lisa Jewell has become one of my favorite mystery writers. She does not write perfect stories, but she consistently writes thought provoking novels that are attention grabbers.
This story told in multiple points of views surrounds the disappearance of Saffyre Maddox. She is a bright girl, who has suffered terrible losses, but still has the love of her one major remaining family member, her uncle Aaron.
You will meet Cate who is the wife of Roan, Saffyre’s psychologist. Owen Pick, who is one of the strangest characters you will meet, who has one of the more pivotal roles in this book.
Lisa Jewell, wrote a very faced paced thriller. Very short chapters make this story move quickly. You will think with a certainty that you know how this story is going to go, at least I thought I did. However, Jewell writes a very clever twist, which makes this book so much better.
Jewell, is becoming masterful in this genre, and I feel she is a bit underrated. She has quickly become one of my go to authors. If you have not read her before, take a chance, I don’t think you will be disappointed.
Thank you NetGalley and Atria Books for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.