The Queen’s Book Talk # 41 : The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Kindle Edition, 64 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Broadway Books (first published June 17th 2014)
Original Title : What Do You Do?

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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. 

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Genius. That 6 letter word describes this book by the ever amazing Flynn. Total Mind Fuck with just the right amount of wit. I don’t know how she does it but she makes you think that you know what will happen then in a blink of an eye she robs you of your innocence and presents you a twist so twisted you’ll balk.

Whenever I read Flynn, I tend to be in a slump. Maybe because she goes through a book slowly with all the twists and turns. But in this book, I finished it in one sitting. I couldn’t turn away! It was that good. The characters are well presented and even if this is only a short story, she managed to get all of them to a very interesting journey.

If you love mysteries and twisted stories then this book is definitely for you.

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Giving this book 4/5 stars just because  Gillian Flynn is such a genius.

That’s all you guys! Thanks for reading! 😘

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