I'm a big fan of Gillian Flynn, so when Goodreads notified me that The Grownup was coming out, I got my rear to the library to get my name on the list to read it. Somehow I lucked out and got it first. I was surprised to find it was actually a short story, not a novel and it took me all of one whole pedicure to read it.
Like Flynn's other books, there is definitely some shock and vulgarity added into the story line, so if that's not something you can handle in books you read, this book probably isn't for you. Our narrator, who remains nameless, has a less than appropriate job in the back of a palm reading shop, then due to an injury becomes a palm reader. She's always been good at reading people and she and her mom had a racket growing up where they pretended to be homeless in order to beg on the streets, very successfully, to be exact. This ability to read people on the streets would come in handy with her new job.
Things change when a wealthy lady comes in with worries that her house in haunted. Thinking only of the money, our narrator decides to "cleanse" the house of any evil spirit that might be there. Things don't really turn out as she would expect though, and people might not be who they really seem to be. If you're looking for a quick, but intense read, this book is for you. Check out The Grownup for the full scoop!