The Grownup

The Grownup

A Story by the Author of Gone Girl

eBook - 2014
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When a charlatan "psychic" visits her Victorian home to find the source of her terror and grief, Susan, the psychic, and her teenage stepson are soon forced to confront the truth about ghosts.
Publisher: New York :, Crown Publishers,, [2014]
Edition: First hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9780804188982
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (63 pages)
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)


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AL_SARAHD Sep 14, 2017

I LOVE this story. It is short but far from sweet. As is typical for Gillian Flynn, this book is dark, mysterious and full of twists. I cannot recommend it more.

Apr 21, 2017

I loved all Gillian Flynn's other works, so I thought this one would be great. Very short but not very exciting. Kind of a let down. Not as dark and twisted as her other stories.

Mar 23, 2017

Short book about a con-artist and an incorrigible boy she helps, and the weird goings - on in the house in which he lives. Decent short story but nothing revelatory here.

Mar 04, 2017

Quick read, fun mystery!

Feb 11, 2017

I usually love Gillian Flynn's books, but this novella was just too darn short to lend itself to the complexity of her twisted plot lines. She needed more time and sixty pages is simply not enough to time to craft something great. Don't get me wrong; it was okay, good in a short-story sort of way, but it felt all the worse knowing that Flynn does not operate in mediocrity. Ultimately, THE GROWNUP had only just got going when it ended, concluding (or at least pretending to) in the middle of the action. There was another two hundred pages to go, a phantom book that we never got. Oh, well. I can't complain too much because it took me under an hour to read it. Still, if you're a fan of Flynn, I wouldn't recommend THE GROWNUP.

ehbooklover Jan 26, 2017

A fun short story by one of my favourite authors. Despite being only 65 pages long, there were plenty of twists. I also loved the ending despite the fact that it left me hanging and wanting more.

Jan 22, 2017

I gave this book an extra half-star for the line "Books may be temporary; dicks are forever." Otherwise, two stars.

AL_TINA Nov 21, 2016

A very grown up ghost story for the short attention span reader. If you like Flynn's other work you'll probably enjoy this as well. Sharp, dark and with a clever twist.

Nov 05, 2016

I am clearly in the minority with my feelings on this book. Other than the fact that it can be read in a day, I found nothing endearing about the characters or the storyline. Had this been the first book I read by Gillian Flynn, I am not sure I would have read her others. Lacklustre characters, rather pointless story and an an even stranger ending. Do yourself a favour, save yourself the time and read one of her other novels.

AnnabelleLee27 Oct 16, 2016

A short ghost story,I found this book to be utterly delightful! It does a great job building character & atmosphere and it has an 'O'Henry-esque' ending which I appreciated. Speaking as a dedicated Poe fan, I was very delighted and satisfied. How fun!

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Dec 06, 2015

She came up here for college, but her daddy got cancer, and the farm got sold, and ends stopped meeting …
But big house in the city, husbands who didn’t beat them and helped with the kids, sometimes with careers but always with book clubs. And still they felt sad. That’s what they always ended up saying: “But I’m just said.” Felling sad means having too much time on your hands, usually.
“… I’m not haunted, I’m just a run-of-the-mill teen sociopath. You pushed me too hard, I killed you. ...”

This tiny teen needed a grown-up to move in the world, and there was nothing a con girl could use more than a great con kid. “What do you do?” people would ask, and I’d say, “I’m a mom.”

But I was either screwed or not screwed, so I chose to believe I wasn’t. … Convincing myself what I was doing was reasonable. Not decent, but reasonable,

Sonjahv Nov 14, 2015

"When people ask me that question that everyone asks: What do you do? I'd say, I'm in customer service, which was true. To me that's a nice day's work when you make a lot of people smile. I know that sounds too earnest, but it's true. I mean I would rather be a librarian, but I worry about the job security. Books may be temporary; dicks are forever."


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