A bit thrown off by the opening but then absolutely loved it..
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I didn't know anything going into this and to be honest, I was a bit thrown off by the opening. But after going back to the beginning after a couple of sentences I absolutely loved it because of the sarcastic narrative tone. Up until 2/3 in the story was great. It was sharp and had just the right amount of creep and not knowing ... I didn't know anything going into this and to be honest, I was a bit thrown off by the opening. But after going back to the beginning after a couple of sentences I absolutely loved it because of the sarcastic narrative tone. Up until 2/3 in the story was great. It was sharp and had just the right amount of creep and not knowing what could or would happen next to all the characters. But then the first plot twist happend.. and then it was plot-twisted out of itself (I don't even know if this is a valid expression?) and twisted once more leading up to a pretty anticlimactic ending after which I didn't know what or who to believe anymore - in itself this concept is totally fine with me, but because this is such a short story, there was at least one twist too many for my liking.
The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl
A Story by the Author of Gone Girl
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.
GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl and the New York Times bestsellers Dark Places and Sharp Objects. A former writer and critic for Entertainment Weekly, she lives in Chicago with her husband and children.