Whilst the bestselling Gone Girl is still the title being devoured at every book club, author Gillian Flynn has moved on with her latest offering The Grownup. It's a short story about a woman who earns a living pretending to be a psychic.
Gillian Flynn's The Grownup is a psychologically taut novella told from the viewpoint of a con artist, who attempted trick is thwarted by a malevolent teenage boy.
a fierce, sharply written tale
Stories should be taut but humming with ambiguity, and The Grownup is both.
a chilling short story about a fake clairvoyant who gets tangled up with a mysterious family.
This chilling short story from the author of Gone Girl is not for the faint-hearted.
Flynn is as adept as ever at building up a character into someone likeable and believable while still corrupt.
A fantastic read that will leave you wanting more from Gillian.
For millions who adored Gone Girl, this 60-page novella offers a taste of Flynn's brilliance.
The Gone Girl writer gives us chills again with the story of a young woman conning people as a psychic who develops a real feel for the supernatural.
it manages to evoke an atmosphere of freezing dread before Flynn's by-now-signature sequence of twists enters the narrative
fans of Flynn's work definitely won't be disappointed
a cracker... the story's sassy narration, Gone Girl twistiness and blend of comedy and chills are pure Flynn.
The Grownup will not disappoint expectant fans.
Flynn is a brilliant plot-twister and manipulator of readers' expectations. The Grownup keeps you guessing until the end - and beyond.
The Grownup is accomplished storytelling, an impressive teaser to keep fans engaged while they await her next full-length outing.