Lisa Jewel’s Invisible Girl is a thrilling read full of plot twists that are sure to leave you scratching your head. Jewel creates a world full of dark secrets and interwoven stories, where sometimes all that it takes to make you invisible is a hoodie.

The book opens with a description of an attack and the nature of this violence is perplexing. There is no indication of what is going on. After this opening chapter, the book switches to the perspectives of the characters where the reader is first introduced to Saffyre Maddox, a teenager in therapy working through her past traumas. Next there is Cate Fours, a housewife trying to make her marriage with psychologist, Roan Fours, work and finally there is Owen Picks, an IT teacher who gets suspended for sexual misconduct. These are completely different people, with completely different lives and yet, they share a common thread of a story. Reading this book will have you trying to figure out how the pieces are interwoven on every page but deliver a plot twist that you undoubtedly will not see coming. Not only does this book surprise you, but it also raises some thought-provoking questions about the different sides to the same story, whether or not you should give people the benefit of the doubt, and where you should place your empathy.

Lisa Jewel is a talented author. Her thrilling stories come alive with her imagery and complex structure. Her brilliance comes from what she leaves unsaid and even at the end of the book, you will be looking for answers that you will not find.

You can find this book at any Exclusive Books, Bargain Books, or in eBook format.


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My name is Ashleigh Pascoe and I am doing my Honours in Publishing. This is my fourth year studying at UP. I would describe myself as a bubbly extrovert with a passion for written work and writing!