Monday, December 7, 2015

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Title: The Grownup

Author: Gillian Flynn

Published: W&N, November 2015

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Pages: 80

Summary: A young woman is making a living, faking it as a cut-price psychic working at Spiritual Palms (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage - mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke. Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year old stepson Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor, built in 1893. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home, and taking possession of the stepson. She has even found trickles of blood on the wall. The young woman doesn't believe in exorcism or the supernatural, but she does see an opportunity to make a lot of money. However when she enters the house for the first time, and meets Miles, she begins to feel it too, as if the very house is watching her, waiting, biding its time... (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: I was really interested in reading The Grownup as a lot of the reviews I had seen said it was a scary story and I have been wanting to read more scary things.

This story is very short and while I found it to be interesting I thought that because it was so short it took away from that a little bit.  The way I found that it took away from the story was that the last few pages just kind of revealed a thing, then revealed another thing, and then another so I felt as though this didn't give me a chance to wrap my head around one of the 

As I was reading The Grownup I didn't find it very scary but when I started thinking about the story later that night I will admit I did get a little creeped out.

Overall, I enjoyed The Grownup but I felt as though I would have enjoyed it a little bit more if it had been even just a tiny bit longer.  That being said, I am looking forward to reading more Gillian Flynn in the future.

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