mystery · suspense · thriller

The Turn Of The Key – Ruth Ware ★★★★★

Blurb; When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.

It was everything.

She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

My Review; Another I picked up because of the hype and OMG I do not regret it. This was bloody brilliant. Outstanding. Shocking. Jaw dropping. Unexpected. Tense. Suspense. Wow. The ending just literally left me speechless, in awe. It might have to go in my top reads of the year already. I devoured it. It was a spooky read as it was but the ending woah. Did not expect that at all. Not in a million years. The whole plot just left me like wow. Okay.

A brilliant read. Loved it all. Fast paced. Spooky. Creepy. Highly recommend! Everything about this book just screamed at me that something wasn’t right from the start but I didn’t get it at all. A well deserved five stars. Highly recommend. I wish I could read it all over again for the first time.

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One thought on “The Turn Of The Key – Ruth Ware ★★★★★

  1. YESS!! Happy you loved it so much, it’s one of my few I still haven’t read from her .. Currently reading one by one — and i’m still missing this one & the lying game (for some reason the lying game was perceived to me like a labyrynth?? no idea why xD probably the cover.. anyway I was wrong rofl)

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