The Grownup (Paperback)Gillian Flynn (author)
“The Grownup is accomplished storytelling, an impressive teaser to keep fans engaged while they await her next full-length outing.” - The Independent
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 194 x 126 x 8 mm
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. * VOGUE *
a fierce, sharply written tale * METRO *
Stories should be taut but humming with ambiguity, and The Grownup is both. * THE SPECTATOR *
a chilling short story about a fake clairvoyant who gets tangled up with a mysterious family. * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING *
This chilling short story from the author of Gone Girl is not for the faint-hearted. * WOMAN AND HOME *
Flynn is as adept as ever at building up a character into someone likeable and believable while still corrupt. * THE INDEPENDENT *
A fantastic read that will leave you wanting more from Gillian. * CLOSER *
For millions who adored Gone Girl, this 60-page novella offers a taste of Flynn's brilliance. * SUNDAY MIRROR *
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. * GRAZIA *
it manages to evoke an atmosphere of freezing dread before Flynn's by-now-signature sequence of twists enters the narrative * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
fans of Flynn's work definitely won't be disappointed * PRESS ASSOCIATION *
a cracker... the story's sassy narration, Gone Girl twistiness and blend of comedy and chills are pure Flynn. * SUNDAY TIMES *
The Grownup will not disappoint expectant fans. * THE BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH *
Flynn is a brilliant plot-twister and manipulator of readers' expectations. The Grownup keeps you guessing until the end - and beyond. * THE TIMES *
The Grownup is accomplished storytelling, an impressive teaser to keep fans engaged while they await her next full-length outing. * THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY *
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“Short, sharp but certainly not sweet”
The Grownup is the latest from Gillian Flynn – it is only a short story but it certainly packs a punch which many a 600 page blockbuster would give their best review for. The main character is a young woman working as... More
“Why did I read this before bedtime?”
Oh my gosh why did I read this short story before bedtime? A psychological thriller, not a romance- a bad move on my behalf but oh my this story was brilliant!
The characters are not so likeable, deceitful, selfish,... More
A very short story but it certainly packs a punch. Great read for your lunch break.
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