The Turn of the Key

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In The Turn of the Key, Rowan is hired for a nanny position that seems too good to be true. It turns out it is, and it ends with a child dead and Rowan incarcerated for her murder. She writes to a solicitor explaining what really happened, in the hopes that she will not be punished for something she didn’t do. Rowan’s story begins with explaining all the strange occurrences that happened almost immediately after she started, when the parents left her alone in the Scottish Highlands with three children she didn’t know. The “smart” home they live in seems to have a mind of its own, and clearly the girls are not fond of their new nanny. Rowan was warned that the house was haunted and that the last three nannies left quickly under mysterious circumstances. Every family has secrets, and Rowan has plenty of her own, but did it really cause her to kill a child?

I am not the biggest fan of Ruth Ware’s books and yet, for some reason, I keep reading them. I was pleasantly surprised at this story. It was much better than any of her other ones and actually very creepy. There were a couple of times that I was wishing I was not home alone while reading it. If you like ghost stories and mysteries, you will enjoy this thriller from Ruth Ware.


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Author Ruth Ware
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Gallery/Scout Press
Publish Date 2019-08-06
ISBN 9781501188770
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Issue September 2019
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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