Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: June 17, 2014
“Empathetic silence is one of the most underused weapons in the world.”
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 is a very short story. I read it in ebook format and it is only 61 pages. I feel like I can’t explain the book that much without spoiling things. The book is good and that is all you need to know! It is very mind blowing for a book so short. I’m amazed at how a small book can have so much twist and turn in its story.
The plot is so good. There are mystery, thriller, and the plot twist. I really enjoy every page and I feel like its story is far greater than any other hefty books. The author knows what she is doing and she is very good at it. I’m not really that connected with the characters and I forgot their name after a few days, but the plot sticks with me very much, especially the ending. Although I wish the book ended differently. Nevertheless, I like this book.
I really don’t know why maybe it is the ending but I only gave the book a 3.5 out of 5 stars. But I really recommend this book to you. It is short and you can read it in an hour.