Friday, November 27, 2015

The Grownup
by Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Crown
Pages: 64
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.


Kritters Thoughts:  A very fun "ghost" story that has the twist that Gillian Flynn is known for.  This story starts in a interesting setting and ends in a totally other one and I wasn't sure at the beginning if I would like it, but by the end I was sold.

Our main character has been promoted at her "job" and finds herself reading palms and has an interesting customer come in who has been "haunted" by her stepson and the home her family moved into.  So she goes to their home to help and the tables turn!

I liked it.  I am not a huge fan of short stories, but I would like to read more and I am glad I started with an author I have already read.  It was fun to read a short story bound in and of itself.  I would absolutely recommend reading this one more in the October time frame with its fantastic creepy!


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Blogging for Books.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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