The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Gillian Flynn’s Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standalone.

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,” which originally appeared as “What Do You Do?” in George R. R. Martin’s Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world’s most original and skilled voices in fiction.

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3.37K reviews
Charice B.
September 8, 2017
I love this woman's books! Everything she writes is intricate and tricky, just when you think you have the story figured out, it twists again. Great read, wish it were longer.
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Melissa Kamath
March 8, 2016
Typiçal Gillian Flynn: amazing, captivating and leaves you wanting more...but a LOT MORE in this case. I almost repurchased thinking this downloaded incorrectly! Worth the read but I WANT MORE PLEASE!!!
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Shiloh McCarran
December 31, 2015
Started out good then kind of went all over the place. Disappointing. Especially for a fan of Flynn's work.
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About the author

Gillian Flynn is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, for which she wrote the Golden Globe–nominated screenplay; the New York Times bestsellers Dark Places and Sharp Objects; and a novella, The Grownup. A former critic for Entertainment Weekly, she lives in Chicago with her husband and children.

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