The Turn of the Key (Hardback)
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The Turn of the Key (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 08/08/2019
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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.

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: 9781787300439
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 573 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Ruth Ware:

'Powerfully atmospheric, unguessably twisty...I devoured it' - Louise Candlish

'Dark and dramatic...part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting' - A.J. Finn

'One of the best thriller writers around' - Independent

'Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the Train' - The Sun

'Dark, unsettling, brilliant' - HEAT

'Deliciously dark and spooky' Sunday Mirror

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

'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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Hardback
Dan at Cribbs Causeway Store

“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
Helpful? Upvote 57

“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
Helpful? Upvote 56

“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

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Helpful? Upvote 54

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