The Grownup

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl, Dark Places, and Sharp Objects is back with an Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standalone book. More »

“Gillian Flynn’s writing is compulsively good. I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer.”

Kate Atkinson

“[Flynn] has an unsparing eye for human imperfection and for the evil that moves among us.”

Washington Post

“Flynn has created a genuinely creepy villain you don't see coming. People love to talk about the banality of evil. You’re about to meet a maniac you could fall in love with.”

Jeff Giles, Entertainment Weekly

“Ice-pick-sharp… Spectacularly sneaky… Impressively cagey.”

Janet Maslin,
New York Times

“A twisting plot worthy of Alfred Hitchcock.”

People (four stars)

“Marriage has never looked so menacing, narrators so unreliable.”

Wall Street Journal

“Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre.”

Stephen King

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November 3 - Cleveland
Cuyahoga County Public Library, 7:00 PM (info)

November 5 – Columbus, OH
Westerville Public Library, 7:00 PM (info)

December 4 - Houston
The John Cooper School, 10:00 AM (info)

  • Over 130 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, 37 weeks at #1
  • 46 territories sold
  • More than 15 million copies in print worldwide
  • Starred Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus, Library Journal reviews
  • Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Year, 2012
  • International Author of the Year, 2013 (National Book Awards, UK)
  • Winner of the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle (France)
  • Amazon and Barnes & Noble Best Books of the Year
  • Nominated for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, IMPAC Award and Shirley Jackson Award
  • Edgar Award Finalist, Best Novel
  • Anthony and Macavity Award nominee for Best Novel
  • Strand Critics Award nominee
  • Major motion picture, nominated for four Golden Globes including best screenplay by Gillian Flynn (2014)
  • Over 100 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List
  • 41 territories sold
  • Starred Publisher’s Weekly review
  • Starred Booklist review
  • New Yorker Reviewer’s Favorite, 2009
  • Publisher’s Weekly Best Books, 2009
  • Weekend TODAY Top Summer Read
  • Chicago Tribune Favorite Fiction Choice
  • Black Quill Award for Dark Genre Novel of the Year
  • Britain’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, shortlisted
  • Indie Next Selection
  • Major motion picture starring Charlize Theron (2015)
  • Over 70 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list
  • 40 territories sold
  • Winner of two of Britain’s Dagger Awards
  • Edgar Award, Best First Novel finalist
  • Barnes & Noble Discover Pick
  • BookSense Selection
  • Starred Kirkus review
  • In development for television as a limited series