The Grownup

A Story by the Author of Gone Girl

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2015
November 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
64
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crown
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Kenzringo ,

If you like Flynn’s writing style you will enjoy this short story

I’ve noticed a lot of people were upset they didn’t realize this was a short story, though the page number is listed. If you enjoy Flynn’s writing style, you will appreciate this creative and brief story with dark undertones.

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Very intriguing until until it stopped short. Kind of fun for the imagination though.

This book is the usual dark, clever story you’ve learned to expect from Gillian Flynn. I thoroughly enjoyed it until the end. The problem is that you suffer from whiplash by the sudden stop. While I’d love for the story to continue… part Ii perhaps? I wonder if Ms. Flynn is challenging our imaginations as to how this plays out. I’m certainly going to think on it…

JBlack615 ,

Disappointed

So, firstly, I made the mistake of assuming this was a full on novel. The book is only 80 pages long. I was really looking forward to this story because I love everything else Gillian Flynn, but I was truly disappointed with this story. It started out fairly decent but the ending was atrocious.

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