Book Review: Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

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Oh Good Lord ! This book is so messed up ! everyone is crazy in here. Even the animals in this book is crazy. Holy Molly ! I think I need a therapy after this. Why? because after everything that happens in the book, I loved this book and on the other hand I want to bury this book six feet under so that I don’t have to be reminded of the dark and painful stuff that went on in the book. This is also a good sign to show how heavily the book impacts. Its very raw and almost like an injection. You know the needle is going to hurt you but in the end it is also what will cure you.

Invisible Girl Book Synopsis

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 has just been suspended from his job as a geography teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct, which he strongly denies. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel—involuntary celibate—forums, where he meets the charismatic, mysterious, and sinister Bryn.

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 Maddox 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).

Invisible Girl RWAT Take

This book sort of makes us realise that the world has become a messed up place. Humans in general have become so volatile and sensitive that even tiniest embers sparks volcanoes. Reading this book made me wonder as to how terribly close to fire we all are walking everyday. It is a picture as to how we as a society have become so inhumane and too quick to judge others.

You can’t get away from this book with ease of mind. My brain as I finished reading this book was ..and has not been.. in the right place. Those who have read the book might understand when I say that I literally don’t know how to gauge this book.

Conclusion

If you gauge this one based on the very realistic and a smooth story arc, then this is spot on. The book is very sharp with how it tugs the emotions of its readers. Its spot on when it moves one incident to next with such intensity and seamlessly that you feel like standing by the sidelines watching everything happening.

It is bad if you gauge on basis of the trigger warning it might come with. This book is not gentle and brings out some of the most horrific triggers and sides of human

But admittedly its a gripping tale which really hits home and that too painfully.

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