Review of The GrownUps by Gillain Flynn
If your the person who loved the book ‘Gone Girl’. This story would not disappoint you. The story puts you in the similar situation and creates a similar mysterious environment. A girl who looks like a normal being but is actually manipulative and would use sex and anything for her own gain.
The story begins with 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.
Ultimately we revovle around who is truly the evil person. How does a person clear oursleves from our evil deed and magnifies others? I think the author is ulimately poiniting from the story that no one is truly balmless.