The Turn of the Key (Paperback)Ruth Ware (author)
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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
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 129 mm
'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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