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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
Lisa Jewell Casts Another Dazzling Spell
💛 Another intricately woven, thought provoking yarn from Lisa Jewell, who creates characters that surprise at every snaking turn.
❤️️ Incels are a major theme in the story, a subject that Jewell explores carefully, without stereotyping.
💜 In fact, Jewell allows reader to explore, only posing questions not answers. Questions about justice and prejudice. For example, the role of the press in reporting crimes under investigation. Is it fair for he media to reveal identities before guilt is proven? And questions about judging people by the small glimpses of them we happen to see.
💚 I loved the allusions to London, to places I have visited. Jewell described them perfectly.
Trigger warning for difficult subjects such as sexual abuse. It's hard to read in parts, but sensitively managed.
SQUAWKING THE TALK
🎧 Brilliant production and excellent performances all round. The three narrators, Donna Banya, Rebekah Staton and Connor Swindells are simply great and obviously having three of them helps in separating characters. Saffyre's portrayal was ethereal, Owen's naïve and and Cate's confident.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS
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From the number one best-selling author of The Family Upstairs and Then She Was Gone comes an engrossing, twisty tale of betrayal when an outsider is accused of murder.
London: on a fine avenue of grand houses, big cars and electronic gates lies a neglected urban wasteland.
It is nearly midnight and very cold. Yet in this dark place of long grass and tall trees where cats hunt and foxes shriek, a girl is waiting.
When Saffyre Maddox was 10, something terrible happened, and she's carried the pain of it around with her ever since. The man who she thought was going to heal her didn't, and now she hides from him, invisible in the shadows, learning his secrets; secrets she could use to blow his safe, cosy world apart.
Owen Pick is invisible, too. He's 33 years old and he's never had a girlfriend, he's never even had a friend. Nobody sees him. Nobody cares about him.
But when Saffyre Maddox disappears from opposite his house on Valentine's night, suddenly the whole world is looking at him. Accusing him. Holding him responsible.
Because he's just the type, isn't he? A bit creepy?
Invisible Girl: a story of secrets and injustices and of how we look in the wrong places for the bad people while the real predators walk among us in plain sight.
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