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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key

Ruth Ware

4.00 out of 5

3 reviews

Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 8 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9781787300439
4 stars out of 5
Nina Pottell
18 Aug 2019

"Eerie and tense"

Eerie and tense, this left me so spooked that I slept with the lights on! Rowan wants a change of scenery, so when she spots an ad for a live-in nanny in a lovely house in Scotland, she jumps at the chance. But why have previous nannies left in such a hurry?


4 stars out of 5
Sarra Manning
18 Aug 2019

"you're in for one wild ride"

A baby is dead and her nanny, Rowan, is in prison awaiting trial for her murder, but she swears she didn't do it. There's a remote house in the Scottish Highlands full of intrusive smart technology, four nannies who've quit in a year, four demanding little girls and a creepy, supernatural atmosphere permeating every page. This starts off as a slow burn, but hang on because you're in for one wild ride.

4 stars out of 5
Alison Flood
11 Aug 2019

"spooky, tense thriller"

Left on her own with the children almost from the start, things quickly go from bad to worse – creaking footsteps at night, lost keys, a walled garden filled with poisonous plants, a history of hauntings. Ware tells a cracking tale and, as in her breakout novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, the house itself plays a hugely menacing part in proceedings.