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The Turn of the Key (Paperback)
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The Turn of the Key (Paperback)

The Turn of the Key (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 02/04/2020
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Waterstones Says

Chillingly spooky and nimbly plotted, The Turn of the Key takes the domestic thriller to another level. What starts with a dream position ends in murder and intrigue for a young nanny, in a compelling narrative that channels gothic horror, family drama and murder mystery into an incendiary read.

Waterstones Thriller of the Month for April 2020 

When she stumbles across the advert, she's looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss.

A live-in nanny position, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan 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 her in a cell awaiting trial for murder.

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

Full of spellbinding menace, The Turn of the Key is a gripping modern-day haunted house thriller from the pen of Ruth Ware.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784708092
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'So clever and original ... Pure suspense, from the first gripping page to the last shocking twist' - Erin Kelly

'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.' - The Guardian

'An ingenious suspense narrative...Ware pulls out a stunner on the penultimate page that radically alters how we interpret everything that's come before. I daresay even Henry James would be impressed.' - The Washington Post

'A ghost story for the twenty-first century, a propulsive gothic thriller with characters you'll really care about. With this book, Ruth Ware proves she's the true heir to Wilkie Collins. Creepy, engrossing, and oh-so-hard to put down' - JP Delaney

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Dan - Clifton, Bristol.

“Surely she didn't do it.......”

The job; Live in Nanny.
The pay; £55,000 a year.
The catch? 3 children of young age( One away at boarding school) 2 dogs and one house that has one foot in the past and one foot firmly in the future.
Heatherbrae... More

Hardback edition
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“Ghosts at the Scottish highlands”

The current novel is Ms Ware's fifth published book. All are centered around different themes; all quite engrossing and generally impossible to put down without finishing them. "The Turn of the Key"... More

Hardback edition
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“Seriously Creepy !”

The Turn of the Key is a brilliantly written book .The story is told through the letters written to her Lawyer by Rowan the Nanny who is now in prison awaiting trial for the murder of one of the children in her charge... More

Hardback edition
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