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The Grownup: A Gillian Flynn Short
The Grownup: A Gillian Flynn Short | Gillian Flynn
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britt_reads
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I enjoyed this creepy short story. It keeps you guessing throughout and after turning the last page. Not everyone will be satisfied with the ending.

#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

CaroPi I think is my favorite book of her 1w
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Liatrek
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I love Gillian Flynn what a amazing short story. I was totally creeped out. #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon
@Clwojick 2 points for team theme

TheBookAddict Definitely a good one! 1w
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JenDR
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I try to read at least one horror type book in October every year. It isn‘t a genre that I love but have found some gems on occasion. Thought I would give this one a try. It has been awhile since I read a “ghost” story.

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KristenDuck
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Mehso-so

I‘m not so sure about the ending...

This short story had me gripped for about the first half. An “aura reader,” psychic, and professional at hand jobs (yes literally) has met potentially her match.

A woman begs her to help with her son who is simply evil. Something is really off at home... but could there be more hidden beneath the surface?

That ending left me wanting much more closure. Wish it could have lived up to the rest of the book.

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Brie
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This quick ghost story—or is it?—had me guessing until the very end and beyond. You don‘t know who or what story to believe. Every version seems plausible...

BookDragonNotWorm I loved this one! Best opening line ever! 😂 1mo
Liatrek On my TBR list of October 😊 1mo
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TheRegular_coffeeandbooks
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Wow. Super quick read, very well paced and true to Flynn‘s style keeps you guessing. I‘d love to hear what others think on this one..

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LiterRohde
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“The ones who came alone, though, they wanted to believe. It was hard to feel sorry for them. I tried to because you don‘t want your mystic, the keeper of your future, to roll her eyes at you. Big house in the city, husbands who didn‘t beat them and helped with the kids, sometimes with careers but always with book clubs. And still they felt sad.”

#QuotsyAug19 | 4: #Psychic

📷: Made with Typorama

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Booksnob
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I love a good ghost story. Do you?

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fandom_hellspawn99
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"I didn't stop giving hand jobs because I wasn't good at it. I stopped giving hand jobs because I was the best at it."

Weird flex, but okay ?

Wow only 2 sentences in, that's one way to start off a book ??

Megabooks Omg, Lolololol 🤣🤣 3mo
Soubhiville Yeah, this was a strange one! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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7-10-19: My 56th finished book of 2019! It‘s really a short story but I‘m counting it anyway. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn. 👍🏼📖#️⃣5️⃣6️⃣ #thegrownup #gillianflynn

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GidgetsTreasures75
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7-10-19: All the library books unwrapped and stacked in order of how I will devour them. First up, The Grownup by Gillian Flynn. 📖👍🏼📚

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Pickpick

I've never read Gillian Flynn before but I found this at a used book sale and couldn't resist the looks of it. It started off a bit racy, talking about hand jobs but then things got creepy. I liked that the are a few different ways the story go so I was left guessing up to the end. For me it was a nice intro to her work.
#ThoseEndPagesThough

BookDragonNotWorm This one definitely had one of the best hooks I've ever read 😂 3mo
Liatrek I‘ve read all her books except this one. I really need to get to it this year. Her books are always great. 3mo
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erickaa
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Very good but too short!

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Meaw_catlady
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My car doesn‘t connect to my phone so I‘ve started checking out audiobooks from the library. This was my first short and really great! I loved the story! Loved the characters! I was pulled in and did not expect the ending! I guess I should read gone girl now!

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MMFinck
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Pickpick

Great, quick read.

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theladygreer
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Listened to this on Overdrive because 1) I needed something new and 2) Julia Whelan narrates & I almost stopped in the middle because parts are so. Freaking. Scary. But glad I pushed through. Genuinely unsettling, but that's Flynn for you. (May be too much sexual content for some but you'll be able to tell that from the very first line.)

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Deborah42
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A twisty psychological thriller with (possibly) supernatural elements.

The unnamed narrator is a masseuse/psychic in a shop where where men come for “happy endings” and women come for psychic readings. When a wealthy client shares concerns about her creepy stepson and a house that is possibly haunted, the narrator sees an opportunity. She offers to cleanse the house, even though she doesn‘t actually believe in spirits.

So. Many. Twists.

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sebrittainclark
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4/5

I'm not a fan of thrillers, so this is the first book I've read by Gillian Flynn. I enjoyed it, and it was nice to take a break with a shorter book while I work my way through The Final Empire. I'm a huge fan of unreliable narrators, and I keep thinking through the ending trying to decide what really happened.

[Continued in comments]

sebrittainclark This was my second #newyearwhodis read from @LouBeth's list. I'm not sure I'll manage a 3rd in January, but I've enjoyed the ones I've read so far so much that I'll probably keep working through the list throughout the rest of the year.

@monalyisha
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rachelsbrittain Wait have you not read Gone Girl? Because based on your live of unreliable narrators I really think you need to read Gone Girl 9mo
sebrittainclark @rachelsbrittain I haven't, but after reading this, I'm really thinking I should. 9mo
rachelsbrittain You should. 9mo
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BookDragonNotWorm
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I'm a sucker for a killer hook, and this one has a doozy! (Slightly perverse) sense of humor required - if I laughed this hard at comedy books, I'd read more of them. Tidy little twist at the end. 😉

Book_Fairy_Mary I enjoyed this so much! Would've loved it to be a full - length novel! 9mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Book_Fairy_Mary Me too! It was over way too quickly! 9mo
allureofbeauty I liked this one. 9mo
kspenmoll I also enjoyed this! 9mo
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vkois88
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"A young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (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 & 15-year-old stepson Miles. They live in a modern Victorian house called Carterhook Manor. Susan is convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home."
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vkois88 This book has one of the #BiggestPlotTwist I've read. It's so dark and random. Sometimes when reading Flynn's book, I'm left to wonder just how/why she is capable of coming up with such evil characters, and the gruesome acts they perform 😂 #ANewChapter @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 9mo
JaclynW @vkois88 I've wondered that sa.e thing when reading Flynn's books. This is the only one I haven't read yet. I need to get to it! 9mo
JaclynW Same. Not sa.e. 🙄😄 9mo
GripLitGrl 😄😄great review! is it weird that's the reason i like her books so much? her characters are so twisted I can't stop turning the pages 🤓 9mo
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Purrfectpages
Mehso-so

This is a hard book to rate. It had the trappings of Flynn‘s classic twists and turns, but I almost feel like its length and lack of a real ending held it back from being a stronger story. It‘s almost as if this short story would have been better had it not been so short after all. Then again, had it gone on aimlessly, the experience might have been more frustrating.

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Purrfectpages
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Keep those short reads coming!

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Mehso-so

I have a feeling I may have liked it more had I read the book and not listened to audiobook. The narrator changing voices sounded awkward to me. Quick, creepy and weird listen.

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Elma
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Thank you! This is the only Gillian Flynn that I didn't own. I love her!
#kindlitsy
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JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 10mo
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Lizzy2
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Interesting....a little hair-raising with a twist. But it ended too quick.

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Twisty, turny...really enjoyed this story!

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derr.liz
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Yes! 🙋 Anyone else clinging onto Halloween vibes via spooky reads?

#spooktober #hallowreads

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Caroline2
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Mehso-so

Meh!! I love Gillian‘s writing so much! Plus fab storyline and characters, I was really enjoying it then it just stopped. There was no ending, it‘s just stopped?!?! 😒

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AlyssaDegler
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Okay so everybody loves Gillian Flynn stories. This is a very short story but has really funny aspects but the same thriller vibes her other books have. Great for a short car ride. Wish it was made into a chapter book but I‘ll take what I can get from Mrs .Flynn.

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Nebklvr
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Mehso-so

I loved these dumplings. I did not love this short story about a con artist who gets conned. A creepy short story. An unlikable narrator.

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Dragon Now I want some dumplings 🥟, yummy! 12mo
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Vreyes
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3 stars. Wish there was more to it but it was okay but not bad

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Cadyly
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This was a short tale that started fairly normal, got super creepy and then left you completely not knowing what to think, but feeling that there is no scenario that will end well. It was a great short spooky read that I dare you to read alone in your house with the lights dim.

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Crystalblu
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Pickpick

What a delightful little read for the first day that felt like fall! I was sucked in from the first sentence.

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quirkyreader
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Today‘s score from The Bookshelf in Holt, MI.

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ElizaMarie
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Mehso-so

So I had listened to this as an audio book. I ended up renting it from the library on a whim (since I read Gone Girl and Sharp Objects).

Gotta say it held my attention but I didn‘t like the ending so much.

Still a recommendation.... it‘s short!

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McGonagall
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What a first page. Was not expecting this. Haha. (And I apologize for the slightly NSFW content, but this was so unexpected.)

Caroline2 😂 1y
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LitMaven
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Panpan

She just tries too hard to “surprise” the reader. One twist? Great! Two twists? You‘d better be an amazing writer (think: Sarah Waters). Three twists? Venturing into sad and pathetic territory. On the plus side, it‘s an Amazon Short so you don‘t feel cheated on the time investment. Read at your own risk.

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McGonagall
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EvaaDiiva2
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Very fast read; it‘s more a short story than a novel which I didn‘t recognize when I borrowed the eBook. The ending was kind of disappointing, but I guess it leaves it up to the reader to decide. BUT I‘m not a cliffhanger gal, I like to know exactly how a story ends 🤷🏽‍♀️

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EvaaDiiva2
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Page 13 of this story and our narrator sure knows how to grab our attention! 😬😳

Jess7 Yep! 🤣 I enjoyed this novella/short story, but I love Flynn‘s other books - especially sharp objects! 1y
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Blaire
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This was perfectly creepy. An audiobook that is only about an hour long it was a great accompaniment on my evening walks. The unnamed narrator works as a psychic/(among other things) and encounters a client who has her believing her own intuition. Kept me guessing and I didn‘t mind the ambiguity...won‘t say more to avoid spoilers.

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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#overdrive

ZoeyPeacock I really liked this one! 1y
Joy0201 I really like this little novella. 1y
DarcysMom @ZoeyPeacock @Joy0201 I would love her to write a book of short stories. 😁 1y
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Lexeegee
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I didn‘t realize this was a short story. 🤓. But, it was a very good story, lots of twists and turns. The audio reading was great.

vkois88 I loved this one! It was so dark and disturbing... brilliant. It actually makes me fear Gillian Flynn that she comes up with these characters 😂😂 1y
DHill I loved this on audio as well! 1y
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shadowspeak17
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️
Eh...okay... Most of it was alright and I stayed interested, but the ending... I was not a fan. It felt way too rushed.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix #Ember

LitLogophile Agreed! 1y
wanderinglynn Someone does not look impressed. 😹❤️🐱 1y
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Colly_Beau
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Mehso-so

While surrounded by other dance moms at my daughter's dance class this morning, I decided to be my true introvert self and read this on OverDrive. Super quick read! The story is a bit silly, but it held my attention.

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julesG
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Managed to finish my personal challenge of reading 12 physical copies in 2018.
I've bailed on one, but I'm about to up my game and set my goal to 24 books.

#challenge #challengeyourself #challengeaccepted

Cathythoughts Well done 👍🏻❤️ 1y
RadicalReader @julesG most gorgeous penmanship ever love it!! 1y
julesG @RadicalReader I'm flattered. It's my 'teacher's hand' - my regular scrawl looks like what a doctor writes into a case file (or on a prescription). 😁 1y
tammysue Way to go! 👏🏻💜 1y
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Eki
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The book is creepy and had a lot of unexpected twists for such a short novel, but the ending felt like a cliffhanger to me.

RadicalReader @Eki absolutely love Gillian Flynn her novels have always surprised me and kept me reading into the hours of the night 1y
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BookNerd9906
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Love used bookstores and rainy Saturdays. ❤️

C.Perone Nice stack and some good titles! 😊 1y
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KennethTolesJr
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The wife, @TheBookAddict had been telling me to read this book. She said I would love it, and I did. Great recommendation. It's creepy, and it's just interesting. It has an amazing first line. There isn't much I can say without going into spoiler territory, so I'll just say, it was a great little read.