09 January 2023

The Turn of the Key


By Ruth Ware


When Rowan is offered a prestigious live-in nanny position with a huge salary, she can't believe her luck. The job will require relocating from London to the Scottish Highlands but she's ready for a change and the generous salary will make it worthwhile. Soon after settling in she begins to hear ghostly footsteps in the attic above her bedroom at night and discovers previous nannies haven't lasted long in the job. She slowly begins to understand why — there's something very sinister happening and she's in terrible danger. . .

The Turn of the Key is a really good read. The atmosphere is thick with a dreadful sense of foreboding. You know something isn't right and you're on tenterhooks throughout. The tension builds until it can't be contained any longer. With plenty of excellent twists and turns, you never really know in which direction you're being led (usually down the garden path!). It was an exciting and suspenseful read which I thoroughly enjoyed.   


  • Paperback: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Author: Ruth Ware
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller


When Rowan comes across the advert, it seems too good to be true: a live-in nanny position, with an extremely generous salary.

What she doesn't know is that she's stepping into a nightmare – one that will end with her in a cell awaiting trial for murder.

She knows she's made mistakes.
But she's not guilty – at least not of murder.
Which means someone else is...

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