[A] tangled, riveting, thought-provoking psychological thriller ... a skillfully intertwined collection of tragic circumstances that reminds us all that looks can be deceiving and that sometimes criminals hide in plain sight ... It should be noted that Invisible Girl is a very dark book, finding its major storylines in the incredibly heavy themes of self-harm, sexual assault, and the incel (involuntary celibate) community ... Jewell delivers everything her readers crave: an entangled story, rich with deeply flawed characters, bold suspense, psychological elements, and a dark, twisted conclusion no one ever expects.
In Saffyre, Jewell creates a sarcastic and poetic character ... Suspense fans will devour this twisted tale of intricately interwoven characters. The many turns will surprise and keep readers thinking long after they’ve finished.
Facile plotting, underdeveloped characters, and unconvincing stakes mar this disappointing domestic thriller ... Though Jewell neatly entwines her protagonists’ story lines, a too-pat conclusion fails to gratify. Fans will hope for a future return to form.
The themes of sexual assault and incel culture are only marginally developed despite the key part each plays in the story. As such, even with these subjects, Jewell's latest is not nearly as dark as her earlier novels. This might be a welcome change if the characters had emotional depth or unique narrative voices, but they too are only superficially realized. A lackluster and underdeveloped story.