“Flynn is a brilliant plot-twister and manipulator of readers’ expectations. The Grownup keeps you guessing until the end – and beyond.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn is a short story by the author of ‘Gone Girl’.
The protagonist, a young woman working as a ‘palm-reader’, likes to ‘read’ people as well, guessing their inner hopes and thoughts. She is doing fairly well, getting by, by telling people what they want to her, that is until Susan Burke turns up. With stories of a spooky house and a scary stepson, the young woman thinks she can ‘help’ and make a decent wage from doing very little.