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Book Review: The Grownup, by Gillian Flynn

For some reason, I’ve always shelved reading books of Gillian Flynn. When I saw this short book from the author, I thought this would give me an idea on her writing style.

A young woman is making a living as a fake cut-price psychic, making a decent wage by telling people what they want to hear. It seems to be going okay but then she meets Susan, who believes a malevolent spirit is present in her house. The young woman doesn’t believe so, but sees an opportunity to make some more money. But from the first visit to the house, something changes, and the young woman begins to agree with Susan. What lies in wait?

If this is any indication about the author’s novels, I’m certain to get started on them soon. Quite an engaging narration, and the characters kind of come to life in my imagination. It’s an eerie tale, and like the young woman, one wonders what might happen, but I didn’t get goosebumps. The narration did seem to try to invoke that atmosphere, but don’t feel like it did. I liked the ending, which was quite unexpected, though in a way, the ending is a letdown too.

Perhaps, it’s not the book to begin reading Gillian Flynn with, but it’s not a bad introduction either. Liked it, but didn’t love it. A one-time read.

A Score Of 6 Out Of 10
Book Details
Title: The Grownup
Author(s): Gillian Flynn Genre: Thriller
ISBN/ASIN: 9781474603041 Publisher: Orion Books

No payment was taken for this review. The views expressed here are mine, and they remain uninfluenced and unbiased.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
3rd February 2018)



Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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