Invisible Girl: A Novel

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Cate Fours has forgiven her husband Roan, and herself, for the troubles in their marriage and is trying to put the pieces back together as Valentine’s Day approaches. She and Roan and their children, Georgia and Josh, are living in a rental flat in Hampstead while their house in Kilburn is rebuilt after subsidence damaged it. The temporary space has brought them into closer quarters with one another, their neighbors, and the invisible girl whose life will touch them all.

Lisa Jewell is known for her intricate and timely thrillers; her latest is no exception. As a string of sexual assaults plagues the neighborhood, the Fours family is in the thick of the crimes. A former patient of Roan’s, Saffyre, goes missing and the search for her leads to a Hampstead neighbor, Owen Pick. Cate Fours watches and wonders through the entire investigation if her family is perhaps more involved than she thought. And Owen, a lonely virgin at 33, becomes the focus of a scandal rooted in incel culture.

With an eye for contemporary detail and a clear understanding of the sexual politics that can lead to violence, Jewell presents a taut and thought-provoking cautionary tale in Invisible Girl that will entertain as much as it haunts the reader.


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Author Lisa Jewell
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Atria Books
Publish Date 2020-10-13
ISBN 9781982137335
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Issue October 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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