The Grownup - Gillian Flynn

The Grownup

By Gillian Flynn

  • Release Date: 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 458 Ratings)

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The Grownup Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn’s Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standalone.

A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the "psychic" visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it.

“The Grownup,” which originally appeared as “What Do You Do?” in George R. R. Martin’s Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world’s most original and skilled voices in fiction.

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  • Unfinished

    By Jsf02
    It seemed like the book had a great story going and then just ended.
  • Quick read

    By Kell-Bell-12
    This was a great suspenseful short story. The ending kind of left us on the edge of a cliff. Now to patiently wait for another piece from Flynn.
  • Yeah- really! And yeah - seriously!

    By JulesVB25
    People who give this book a bad review are the kind of people who need their stories spoon-fed to them and then tied up with a little bow. This is a short story that is both amusing and thought provoking. It doesn’t give you all the answers, but, hey, that’s life for ya!
  • Quick Read

    By Littlem316
    Great quick read, but wish it was longer!
  • I wish I had known it was a short story

    By KSjo2001
    Would have been nice to have known it was a short story before I purchased it and wasted my money
  • Good but abrupt

    By Lalubelle
    I truly hope there is a part 2 this short story........ I was left earning for more information and the next step I the plan.
  • August 17, 2017

    By Bryan Jimenez-Dorantes
    Although the beginning of the book caught my attention on how she was giving hand-jobs the story went everywhere caught up with the wife's husband and a killing story weather the kid or the girl was right. Fast and easy to read, really enjoyed it.
  • Not her best at all.

    By Ghoulest
    I love Gillian Flynn but this felt rushed and trite. The protagonist tries to be clever far too often and it's distracting. The ending is also extremely lackluster and anticlimactic. It's not a bad plot but it's executed poorly. Overall I'm a bit peeved that I spent $3.
  • Too short

    By CreateNick_name
    She had me in the beginning but then fizzled. She didn't develop the main character enough and didn't finish the story. Super unsatisfying. So brief that I am left thinking, "what the...?"
  • Bummer

    By Lmpurdy
    Partially my fault for not reading the reviews and looking closely on the details about the book but his was a SHORT story (like 50 pages). I definitely would not have paid had I done better research. It was an interesting read but not worth it for the cost. I'm ready for a new Gillian Flynn book!

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