The Grownup - Gillian Flynn

The Grownup

By Gillian Flynn

  • Release Date: 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
The Grownup book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 757 Ratings)

The Grownup Gillian Flynn Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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.

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User reviews about this book

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

    By Kenzringo
    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.
  • Inspiring

    By Alex De Great
    This is a book that I believe shows the art of storytelling. No pun intended.
  • Waste of $2.99

    By Jace_H
    This book was a promising in the beginning but had a ridiculous abrupt end. Waste of time and money. I’d give it zero stars if I could.
  • Cheated

    By Missy mann
    So I love the writing so much I flew through the first chapter and bam, it was over. I must have missed the part that this was just chapter story. Boo
  • Ripoff

    By Mgmississippi
    Do not buy this. It has no ending
  • 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

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