* Review * INVISIBLE by Danielle Steel

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * INVISIBLE by Danielle SteelInvisible by Danielle Steel
Published by Delacorte Press on January 4, 2022
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Antonia Adams is the product of a loveless marriage between a beautiful young model and an aristocrat. As a child, she is abandoned in the abyss that yawns between them, blamed by her mother, ignored by her father, and neglected by both. Unprotected and unloved, she learns that the only way to feel safe is to hide from the dangers around her, drawing as little attention as possible to herself, to be “invisible.”

In her isolation, books are her refuge and movies her escape. A day spent being carried away by an unforgettable film in a dark theater is her greatest thrill. Her love of the movies turns into a dream to become a screenwriter, and a summer job at a Hollywood studio. There, a famous British filmmaker notices her, and suddenly she can remain invisible no longer. He wants to put her in a movie and make her a star. It is a dazzling opportunity but a terrifying one, as it strips her of the camouflage that made her feel safe. She is suddenly thrust into the public eye—and even more so when they fall in love.

She will never let go of her true dream of becoming a filmmaker, though, and if she wants to make that leap, she will have to expose herself in ways she never has before. When tragedy strikes, she must decide whether she will remain center stage or become invisible again, where she feels safest. Will she face her demons, or run and hide?

In this extraordinary novel, Danielle Steel tells the story of a woman who must decide how high a price she is willing to pay to pursue her passion—and whether it is possible to stay true to herself while she does.


A gut-wrenchingly raw rendition of the emotional abuse a child can suffer at the hands of neglectful parents. In INVISIBLE Danielle Steel uses her powerful voice to tell the tale of a child who suffers the consequence of being born to a narcissistic mother and an easily led father. The emotional depth is spot on and the story very attention grabbing. I was highly entrenched into the book right up until the huge changing point in Antonia’s adult life and then I felt the story lessen in the emotional connection. I would have liked to have seen a bit more in the later part of the book, but overall a really great story with so much emotion.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys jumping into the deep end with the character and living their life one day at a time with them as emotions run high, opportunities arise and tragedy strikes.


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