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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
What a strange experience, my head is still spinning.
The main character is an unidentified chameleon-like woman
who works in a spiritual shop reading futures in the front and giving hand jobs in the back. Having grown up on the streets begging with her mother, this autodidact is savvy and self sufficient in the roughest neighborhoods of NYC. Until she meets Susan Burke. A wealthy woman who saunters in and hires and lures our girl into her ghost ridden home with her seemingly possessed stepson. This short story/mini novel is a spellbinding read that is easily done in one sitting, as its only 64 pages. I don't want to say more for fear of ruining the total Gillian Flynn experience. You either like it or you don't, all I know is; it's 24 hours later and I am still thinking about this story wishing it did not end. Hmmmm ... I guess that's the point. Wonder what Ms. Flynn will be up to next?