‘Invisible Girl’ provides readers one last scare

By Erica Cortes

As the spooky season is ending, a reader wants to invest in one last thrill, reading Lisa Jewell’s new thriller “Invisible Girl.”

The novel will encourage readers to hide under the covers, not wanting to read anymore from how mysterious the plot can be.

This novel is more than one genre.

It is a suspenseful thrill ride, mystery crime and drama all at once.

While reading, the reader might find the novel as a “R” rated version of “Scooby-doo.”

When the true identity of everyone is unmasked in the end.

The story takes place in the modern-day area of Hampstead, England.

It is mainly during the winter season as the main crime day happens on Valentine’s day.

In the neighborhood, there are three stories that all interact with one another.

The first two characters that are introduced are Cate and Roan, a married couple with their two children, Georgia and Josh.

They are renting a place to renovate their home. Cate gives the impression of being a paranoid person, despite her being a Physiatrist.

The couple Cate and Roan, already have a bumpy marriage from Cate accusing Roan of cheating on her. Cate went to extremes to find evidence of Roan cheating, but never found any and was caught looking around.

Saffyre Maddox is a 17-year-old girl in secondary school who has been seeing Cate for therapy. Saffyre goes missing on Valentine’s day. Cate accuses her creepy neighbor Owen, a middle aged man who was a fired teacher for sexual allegations, of the disappearance of Saffyre.

Every character has a secret. The beauty of it in the end is it’s not the obvious secret.

Jewell makes her characters in a manner that captivates the reader.

Jewell’s unique writing of jumping third person for a character and first-person point- of-view for another character gives it a depth of being in the story and reading it as only an audience.

The only downside of this novel was portions of the plot were somewhat tangled. However, all strings met up at long last.

This story gives the stereotypical thriller story of not being able to put the book turn and having it in one thought about what to read next.

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