‘Christine Poulson’s wonderful sense of place brings Cambridge to life. Cassie overcomes the problems facing her with wit and guile aplenty and ensures the reader’s empathy from first word to last . . . an enthralling and engaging read that underlines Christine’s burgeoning reputation as a crime novelist to watch.’ [Stage Fright]


Invisible by Christine Poulson

Lisa has a secret lover, an escape from the pressures of caring alone for her son, who has cerebral palsy. Once a month she meets Jay, just for the weekend, free from all responsibilities. Their time together is perfect – until the day when Jay doesn’t show up, and everything she thought she knew about him turns out to be a lie.

For Jay it was perfect, too. But he shouldn’t have let himself fall in love with Lisa, because now the people who destroyed his entire life five years ago are onto him and he must disappear again . . .

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  • For an insight into the origins of Christine’s new novel Invisible, read her guest article on Martin Edward’s blog DoYouWriteUnderYourOwnName
  • To find out more about the choice of locations in Invisible read Christine’s article ‘A Sense of Place’ on the SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN blog

Reviews for Invisible

‘This is splendidly written fare from the reliable Poulson, written with keen psychological insight.’
Barry Forshaw, CRIMETIME

Invisible is a great thriller. I can’t say too much more about the plot because the twists and turns are the whole point of reading a book that wrong foots the reader at every turn . . . Invisible is more than a conventional thriller though, because we have the domestic, ordinary story of Lisa and Ricky alongside the story of Jay. This was the real attraction of the book for me . . . I also loved the way Jay carried out his plans & Lisa’s trip to the British Library – I can’t say any more! Christine Poulson kept me reading by giving out just enough information to intrigue and puzzle so that I had to read just one more chapter. That’s why, in the end, I just dropped everything else and read the last half of Invisible in one sitting.’
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Invisible’s got an excellent, tense plot, shifting between the two main characters, with a good number of surprises along the way. Poulson always has great, strong women characters, with real lives and feelings . . .  I liked the fact that the depictions of violence and injury were realistic without being over-detailed or gloating . . . It was a pleasure to find a book that did the excitement, the jeopardy and the thrills without putting off this reader . . .  a very good read for anyone.’
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‘ . . . well plotted and written and I found myself engaging with the characters of Lisa and her son Ricky . . .  If I say witness protection programme and revenge then that will give you a clue about the story without giving anything away which I do not want to do.’
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‘a fast paced thriller. The author is a good storyteller, keeping the suspense throughout.’

‘This is a proper nerve-tingler of a suspense novel, which in less than 300 pages does what many bloated thrillers fail to achieve in 500.’
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‘I opened this book with high expectations. They have been admirably fulfilled. Here we have a stand alone thriller about two lonely people who pursue a relationship of monthly weekends together in remote spots. Suddenly one of these two fails to get to the rendezvous-vous and the other realises how very limited her knowledge of her companion is . . . Gradually the reader pieces together some of the facts as an atmosphere of rising tension envelops everything. The intelligent way Jay, Lisa and others plan their actions is enjoyable and the suspense of the tale is palpable.’