The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware @RuthWareWriter

Book Description:

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…

My Thoughts:

You know how the saying goes, if something is too good to be true, then it usually is.

When Rowan comes across a nanny job with very high pay, alarm bells went off in my head instantly. The house maybe in the middle of nowhere and cut off from civilisation but it doesn’t really warrant the extremely high pay, although something must be wrong due to previous nanny’s not lasting more than a few months at a time.

I loved the remote setting in Scotland. The house which had been left to ruin has been renovated to a very high and ultra modern standard which I have to admit, I was very much with Rowan in disliking just how modern it is. Cameras in the rooms, it just sent a shiver down my spine. There is also a ghost like feel to this story. Strange things are happening, usually during the middle of the night and as there aren’t too many people to point the finger at, it does make you wonder if the gossip about the old house is true.

The Turn of the Key has a spooky and sinister air to it. I like how the author has written this story with the main character telling her story through the form of a letter. It kept my interest piqued as the story built up to what led Rowan to be in prison. It’s obvious that secrets are being hidden which leads to some shocking revelations, more so one as I had guessed one part of one secret but was bowled over when it all comes out as I hadn’t seen the other part coming. An eerily thrilling read!

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