Author: Gillian Flynn
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Overview: A young woman no stranger to begging and manipulating people for money finds herself in a strange and peculiar position. A hopeless woman in a strange and dire situation hires the beggar to cleanse her haunted house. What happens next will surprise you...
What I loved: Gillian Flynn strikes again... The Grownup is fast-paced and darkly comedic. As per usual, Flynn writes explicitly and brings the heat with a menacing tale of trickery, secrets and plot twists no one will see coming. I loved that the book was more conversational and easy to read. Naturally, I read it in almost one sitting, because really, who can put down a Gillian Flynn novel?
What I didn't: Well, when I saw Gillian Flynn was releasing another book, I was obnoxiously ecstatic. But then, I researched a little more and found out this wasn't a new novel, but more of an excerpt from a previously published work of fiction. So yeah, the page count (64) really broke my heart. I was hoping for a new book! However, it was still just as entertaining, but Flynn is certainly condensed down in The Grownup.
Per Goodreads, "“The Grownup,” which originally appeared as “What Do You Do?” in George R. R. Martin’s Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world’s most original and skilled voices in fiction."