Gillian Flynn is known for her bestseller Gone Girl and other thrilling novels. Her latest, The Grownup, has won an Edgar Award. It’s a riveting thriller that can be read in only a few hours. In 64 pages Flynn draws you in and connects you with characters that in other novels take hundreds of pages to accomplish. As she successfully does in Gone Girl and in Dark Places, it’s full of clever twists and turns. Flynn has a crazy way of making you feel unsettled and almost guilty for identifying with even the most insidious characters. I strongly recommend reading The Grownup because even if you don’t read often it’s a compelling yet brief thriller of a story.