Whilst the bestselling Gone Girl is still the title being devoured at every book club, author Gillian Flynn has moved on with her latest offering The Grownup. It's a short story about a woman who earns a living pretending to be a psychic. * HELLO FASHION MONTHLY * 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 *
GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the #1 SUNDAY TIMES bestseller GONE GIRL, for which she wrote the Golden Globe-nominated screenplay, and the SUNDAY TIMES bestsellers DARK PLACES and SHARP OBJECTS. A former critic for ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, she lives in Chicago with her husband and children.