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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Grownup

It was a dark and stormy night when I sat down to read The Grownup by Gillian Flynn...

 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.

Okay, it was actually a dark and stormy day. But still. If you've read Gone Girl by the same author you will realize that this is going to be a book with twists and turns. This day was the perfect backdrop to such a book.

When I received this in the mail I was surprised to find that this is a 62 page story. This made for some quick reading - within an hour it was started and finished. Considering it was so short it was packed full of surprises and just like Gone Girl it left me thinking "What did I just read?" The ending is a cliffhanger and leaves everything up to your imagination. 

It's not scary so much as suspenseful. 

My question now is, "What just happened?! I read 62 pages and have no idea!"

This book was given to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. 

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