The Grownup by Gillian Flynn review

The Grownup Book Cover The Grownup
Gillian Flynn
Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Crown
November 3 2015
Hardcover
64
Book Of The Month Club

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 was definitely a shock to me and is definitely a book for grownups! I received this book as a gift from Book Of The Month Club and I just had to review it as soon as I could.

I knew nothing about Gillian Flynn, the beginning of the book shows you exactly her writing style and I have to say I love it. It had me hooked! I did a little research on Gillian and apparently, this is exactly what is expected of her. This novella is great. A short, interesting ghost story.

I loved fifteen-year-old Miles because he was completely crazy and I didn’t expect that at all! All I know is, I wanted the book to go on more.

Also, Gillian Flynn wrote in an acknowledgment giving thanks to George R. R. Martin because he had asked her to write him a book. I think it’s awesome because he’s one of my favorite Authors!
I give this novella 5/5 stars! I highly recommend this to any grown up!

Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She has so far written three novels, Sharp Objects, for which she won the 2007 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller; Dark Places; and her best-selling third novel Gone Girl.

Her book has received wide praise, including from authors such as Stephen King. The dark plot revolves around a serial killer in a Missouri town, and the reporter who has returned from Chicago to cover the event. Themes include dysfunctional families, violence, and self-harm.

In 2007 the novel was shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Writer, Crime Writers’ Association Duncan Lawrie, CWA New Blood and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers, winning in the last two categories.

Flynn, who lives in Chicago, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Kansas and qualified for a Master’s degree from Northwestern University.

Review Quotes:
“Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre.”
–Stephen King

Kristina Masset

I’m 23 years old and a home health care worker. I picked up reading more after high school and now I love it! I try and read whenever I get a chance. I also write and take pictures. In my spare time, I watch movies and catch up with my favorite TV shows with my boyfriend. We also have a cat child that I absolutely adore. If anyone has any questions feel free to contact me!




6 thoughts on “The Grownup by Gillian Flynn review

  1. Ghosts and misteries are always a mix I’m interested in, but George RR Martin? I don’t know, but I’m going to give it a try if I find it. Thanks for the rview ^^

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