Rosie appears at the kitchen door. Her hair’s tousled, eyes cloudy with sleep. She puts an arm around my neck and I hold her. Her warm, compact body, clean and innocent, brings back in a heartbeat so many memories of the past. Of everything I’ve lost…
Becca’s little daughter Rosie and her son Alex know their mother can’t always be there to tuck them in at night. Ever since their daddy went away, Becca’s had to take a second job in a restaurant to pay the bills.
But when Becca meets Maddy, she feels so sorry for her. Maddy has lost everything – the victim of something so awful she can’t even talk about it. Becca’s struggles, next to Maddy’s, are nothing – after all, Becca’s got a beautiful family and a roof over her head. She should help Maddy – set a good example for Rosie and Alex, shouldn’t she?
But as Becky lets Maddy into her world, she begins to grow uneasy. Maddy refuses to talk about what happened in her past, and as Becky struggles to piece together what exactly happened, Maddy’s behaviour begins to grow more unpredictable. Most worrying of all, Maddy is becoming increasingly attached to five-year-old Rosie…
What readers are saying about Invisible Girl…
*****‘Left me speechless, with tears in my eyes, and at times heartbroken. Don’t hesitate, just read this. Immediately.’ Goodreads Reviewer
*****‘Some books render the heart to pieces. My first book by Jill Childs and she’s thoroughly managed to leave me teary eyed with the wonderful tale that encompasses a mother’s love… Heart-breaking and beautiful!’ Goodreads Reviewer
*****‘An absolutely brilliant emotional roller-coaster of a novel, beautifully written with sensitivity and compassion…. The final chapters were so touching I was close to tears and I didn’t want it to end. Thank you, Jill, for producing such a delightful and heart-warming novel, it will stay in my thoughts for a long time.’ NetGalley Reviewer
*****‘This book was so amazing. It was thought-provoking and wonderfully well written… gives you so many feelings. I will spend many days thinking about this book… so good!’ Goodreads Reviewer
****‘I love Jill Childs’ books and this one might be my favorite. I couldn’t put it down… I read it in less than 24 hours.’ Goodreads Reviewer *****‘What an amazing read. This was a brilliant fast-paced domestic drama!. … I LOVED the first page until the last… the ending blew me to pieces’ Goodreads reviewer
*****‘This was truly an amazing drama. The storyline flowed, the characters were engaging and I could barely tear myself away from this book. Highly recommended! Very emotional, too.’ Goodreads reviewer
*****‘Jill Childs is a good storyteller and she also writes beautifully… A great story – read over 24 hours. Recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer
*****‘A story of mystery, manipulation, and deceit. A wild ride that you do not want to miss… a thrilling read!’ Goodreads Reviewer
***** ‘An engrossing story that is very emotional and well written. This book is a must read this year.’ Goodreads Reviewer
*****‘Wow. what a great book. held my attention from the first page to the very last page. I couldn’t put it down and finished it in a day. Tugged at my heart and can’t imagine going through something like that. This is my first by this author but after reading this it won’t be my last.’ Goodreads reviewer
****‘A heartbreaking rendering of loss, secrets, and the powerful love that connects a mother to her child. This is a poignant story that reflects on the ties that bind us all…. This is an emotive story that reflects on our personal obligation to those among us who are struggling.’ Goodreads reviewer