“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. ”
I have so much love for Gillian Flynn. She has such an unique and dark style. The Grownup was an interesting little story. It’s pretty much exactly what you can expect from Gillian Flynn : a twisted female narrator. I did like our main character in this one, she was intriguing and i was hoping to see more of her. I think my bigest problem with this story is how short it was, i wanted more. The plot plays alot with the psychological aspect, manipulation being at the center of it. There is also a very creepy and heavy vibe that i really enjoy. There is alot of twists and turns that i was not expecting. The ending was not really an ending, you close the book and still have your head full of questions. I didn’t hate the ending, i was just hoping for some kind of closure.
The Grownup : 4/5