The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Title: The Turn of the Key

Author: Ruth Ware

Release Date: August 6, 2019

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Synopsis: 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: *Screams*

You know that movie where you’re screaming into the screen.. “Don’t do it! Bad idea!” And the characters walks right into the trap? Welp! This book is just like that!

You wanna yell. “Stop!” But still the story goes on.. bad choices are made.. bad things happen..

And you’re left saying.. “Yup, I told you so!”

It’s pretty much a big, bad situation. All of it, from start to finish, and I was there for it at every page turn, at every chapter.. Ruth Ware has a way of writing her suspense in an addictive way.

I had only read one of her books before and this week alone.. I bought ALL of her books.

The Turn of the Key is about a young nanny, Rowan who lives in London, and comes across an ad, that seems too good to be true. The ad seeks an full time live in nanny, in a rural are of Scotland. The home is beautiful, the pay is high, and the family seems great.

It sounds too good to be true right? And your gut instinct would be.. there’s something fishy about this place.. and move on. NOPE! She decides, why not? Seems like a good idea. Until it isn’t and then she finds herself in jail because she is accused of murdering one of the children??? 

Whoa! So I won’t go into details because I know I will derail myself into some spoilers, that’s how much I loved this novel.

Read it, Real it, READ IT!

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Love, Ellie

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