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.
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."
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Hardcover: 64 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 18.03 x 11.94 x 1.52 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.16 Kg
Sometimes..., good book tells some of the worst characters. And this book delivers the best kind of worst. The first part is quite predictable, but the final twist can make your mind goes nuts!