Lorena McCourtney's book titled, Invisible, introduces us to Ivy Malone, a senior whose husband died before they were able to have children.
At this point in her life, Ivy notices that she seems to have become invisible; when going places, hardly anyone notices she's around. They walk over her, push her out of the way and, on one occasion, nearly run her down in a vehicle because they just didn't see her.
At this point I will introduce you to Kendra who moved into the basement apartment belonging to Thea, Ivy's best friend, a few months earlier. Kendra seems to be a sweet helpful lady but she's also mysterious; she doesn't like to talk about herself and forever changes the subject when asked personal questions.
Thea passes away which greatly disturbs Kendra and Ivy. However, a few days later, there is no sign of Kendra anywhere; Ivy is convinced that she has gone missing.
She thinks more and more about the young woman whose body was washed up on the shore of the river and decides to call the police. She later confirms that it was, indeed, Kendra who had been murdered.
Ivy's invisibility is convenient at this point in time; she begins her own investigation regarding the circumstances leading up to Kendra's death, against law enforcement's advice.
She demonstrates great courage. Whenever she is curious about something, it doesn't matter what the risk level is; she's determined to get the answers and comes up with convenient ways to get them.
Invisible is filled with lots of twists and turns, keeping Ivy and law enforcement professionals on their toes. However, showtime arrives, and the moment Ivy wishes to be totally invisible, she finds herself in a position where her life is in danger and there's no one around to help her.
Granted, this book is based on a fictional character and a murder mystery. However, it also drives home the fact that we live in a generation which is fast-paced and, sometimes, we don't take time to actually pay attention to those around us.
We offend people with our abrupt attitudes or, because we feel someone deserves more of our attention, we give less or none to someone who desperately needs it.
Essentially, Lorena McCourtney drives home the point that we should slow down enough that we can see what is happening around us, instead of living in a constant blur of motion. So many times, the most important things go unnoticed.
Lorena McCourtney has done a great job of engaging me with this book, making pages turn one after another as I wanted to learn what was going to happen next. I look forward to catching up with the additional books in this series, In Plain Sight and On the Run.
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