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Gillian Flynn – The Grownup epub book

The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl

Author : Gillian Flynn
Publisher : Crown 
Release : November 3, 2015
Genre : Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Book Review

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 Roguesanthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world’s most original and skilled voices in fiction. Review

An Amazon Best Book of November 2015: If you’ve read Gone Girl (and odds are you have) you know Gillian Flynn’s talent for playing cat and mouse with her readers. In The Grownup she does it again but in only 62 pages. The story opens with this: “I didn’t stop giving hand jobs because I wasn’t good at it. I stopped giving hand jobs because I was the best at it.” It’s a helluva way to start, and the curiosity it raises is just the beginning. The narrator is a born and raised scam artist who sees a chance to leave light sex work behind for a career in what she does best, reading people and telling them what they want to hear. Susan seems like the perfect mark–rich, desperate, and terrified of the evil she says lives in her house. But things are not what they seem, especially with Flynn at the helm. A short story written for George R.R. Martin’s Rogues anthology, The Grownup is a tightly wrought psychological thrill ride that will leave readers replaying every well spent moment. – Seira Wilson


Whilst the bestselling Gone Girl is still the title being devoured at every book club, author Gillian Flynn has moved on with her latest offering The Grownup. It’s a short story about a woman who earns a living pretending to be a psychic. HELLO FASHION MONTHLY Gillian Flynn’s The Grownup is a psychologically taut novella told from the viewpoint of a con artist, who attempted trick is thwarted by a malevolent teenage boy. VOGUE a fierce, sharply written tale METRO Stories should be taut but humming with ambiguity, and The Grownup is both. THE SPECTATOR a chilling short story about a fake clairvoyant who gets tangled up with a mysterious family. GOOD HOUSEKEEPING This chilling short story from the author of Gone Girl is not for the faint-hearted. WOMAN AND HOME Flynn is as adept as ever at building up a character into someone likeable and believable while still corrupt. THE INDEPENDENT A fantastic read that will leave you wanting more from Gillian. CLOSER For millions who adored Gone Girl, this 60-page novella offers a taste of Flynn’s brilliance. SUNDAY MIRROR The Gone Girl writer gives us chills again with the story of a young woman conning people as a psychic who develops a real feel for the supernatural. GRAZIA it manages to evoke an atmosphere of freezing dread before Flynn’s by-now-signature sequence of twiss enters the narrative DAILY TELEGRAPH fans of Flynn’s work definitely won’t be disappointed PRESS ASSOCIATION

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