The Grownup: A Story by the Author of Gone Girl

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gillian Flynn
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: November 2015
Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes
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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Gillian Flynn’s Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standalone.

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Flynn, Gillian

Gillian Flynn est nee a Kansas City dans le Missouri. Apres des etudes d anglais et de journalisme, elle rejoint l equipe d "Entertainment Weekly", un magazine specialise dans le cinema pour lequel elle travaillera pendant dix ans. Elle publie en 2007 son premier roman, "Sur ma peau", qui a ete recompense par plusieurs prix litteraires dont, fait unique dans l histoire, deux Britain s Dagger Award. Publiee dans plus de vingt-cinq pays, Gillian Flynn est considere par la critique comme l une des voix les plus originales du thriller contemporain. Son troisieme livre, "Les Apparences", a connu un succes hors norme en France comme a l etranger.