Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
Published: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Crown
Format: via Overdrive
Rating: 4/5

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.

My Thoughts
This was one creepy and outrageous read that had me guessing until the very end and even then I wasn’t sure what was true and what wasn’t. These two women meet when one is conning her into believing she is a psychic who can clean her home of evilness. We soon learn that maybe this home is indeed possessed and she soon realizes she is in over her head. We meet Susan’s stepson who is pure evil and will do anything to get rid of her.

Now what happens next is when things get weird and I didn’t know what was what. You see we find out the real reason how these two women are connected…in a way. Soon the stepson pits these two women against each other so you don’t know what is true. Miles is rude and crude and definitely scary beyond words, and he wants the younger girl to take him with her or else he will call the cops on her. This read was weird beyond everything but in a crazy good way. You see these two are cut from the same cloth because they are both crazy and have this odd and sinister way about them. It’s a short read and people either like this read or they don’t there is no middle ground but I liked it. You have to take Gillian Flynn’s work for what it is. It's usually dark, twisted and a little sick but that what I like about her work. This is one read that will take you for one crazy and odd ride, I for one was definitely intrigued by it.

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