The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware @RuthWareWriter #review @NetGalley Stunned for Words!

The Turn of the Key Review by Sassy Brit

The Turn of the Key Review by Sassy Brit

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware



I absolutely loved this book! The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware was a fabulous read, and the ending was stunning – I literally was stunned for words! (Which doesn’t happen very often I can tell you!)
The story is written in a form of letters, from one girl in prison (who is accused of murdering a child), to a lawyer of whom she is telling the whole truth to, in a last attempt to prove her innocence. But can the reader of the letters trust her? So far, no one else has. Besides, she is not entirely told her new employers the truth in the first place.
But this is no normal ‘child is murdered, let’s get the police to investigate’ book. And should you pick this up (yes, you should!), you’ll quickly see what I am talking about. It’s not a police procedural, and it has strong supernatural elements to it. It’s like nothing I’ve ever read before.
I had my suspicions about who was guilty throughout, the girl in prison, the hunky (there’s a word you don’t hear much these days) groundskeeper/DIY handyman, or even one of the parents with a twisted sense of humour. And then there are the ghosts that have been disturbed by all the maintenance going on in the house. It’s why the new nanny has been offered a lot of money to stay for a whole year, because the others were too frightened of them.
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole ‘poison garden’ theme and the ghostly goings on, really had me on tenterhooks as I read late at night. Which I did, eager to get to the final conclusion.
Thanks to the publisher, author and NetGalley for my ARC copy of this book, this is my honest and unbiased opinion. .

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Will hold you captive until the brilliant ending’ SHARI LAPENA, author of The Couple Next Door

‘So clever and original . . . Pure suspense, from the first gripping page to the last shocking twist’ ERIN KELLY, author of He Said/She Said

I know you don’t know me but you have to help me. I didn’t kill anyone.

When Rowan stumbles across the advert, it seems like too good an opportunity to miss: a live-in nanny position, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when she 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’s not guilty – at least not of murder. Which means someone else is…

‘Creepy, engrossing, and oh-so-hard to put down’ JP DELANEY, author of The Girl Before

Full of spellbinding menace, The Turn of the Key is a gripping modern-day haunted house novel.

Pre-order this addictive new psychological thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Ruth Ware today.

Praise for Ruth Ware:

‘Powerfully atmospheric, unguessably twisty…I devoured it’ Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House

‘Dark and dramatic…part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting’ A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

‘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

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Author: Sassy Brit, Author Assistant

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3 thoughts on “The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware @RuthWareWriter #review @NetGalley Stunned for Words!

  1. I was so glad to read this review Sassy. I have read so many reviews that were less than flattering. I want to read this one and am much more positive now.

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