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The Turn of the Key (Paperback)

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'Ruth Ware just gets better and better' Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of The Family Upstairs

'The queen of creepy crime' Metro

When Rowan comes across the advert, it seems too good to be true: a live-in nanny position, with an extremely generous salary.

What she doesn't know is that she's stepping into a nightmare - one that will end with 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...


'Eerie and Tense' Prima

'Dark and dramatic' AJ Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

'Deliciously dark and spooky' Sunday Mirror

'Powerfully atmospheric, unguessably twisty' Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House

Fiction & PoetryCrime & Thrillers Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 02/04/2020 ISBN-13: 9781784708092  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ruth Ware is an international number one bestseller. Her thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, The Death of Mrs Westaway and The Turn of the Key have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times. Her books have been optioned for TV and film and she is published in more than 40 languages. Ruth lives near Brighton with her family. Visit to find out more.

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Customer Reviews

Suspenseful, secretive psychological thriller. Ruth Ware has done it again even better this time with a combination of modern technology and a sense of being in centuries past. Rowan Caine is determined to get a job as a nanny in an old home remodelled with high tech gadgets, by the architect owners Bill and Sandra Ellincourt. The reason for her determination to get the position as nanny unfolds as Ware's skilful brilliance leaves no clues as to where the plot will end. This makes yet another book of hers unputdownable. Rowan gets the excessively well-paid job that seems too good to be true and ends up awaiting trial for the death of one of the girls in her charge. She writes a letter to a lawyer she is hoping will listen to her reasoning and her side of the story because absolutely no one will listen to her. The bizarre events all lead to Rowan's apparent guilt. However, there are many secrets on all sides, and everything is not as it seems. But the secrets are deep and dark, leading to an unfathomable conclusion that leaves possibilities in the reader's mind for days. Ware's descriptions are made in vivid imagery that takes her readers right into Rowan's sad story and into the heart of the ancient home, made modern. BonnieK Breakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review.

- 04/08/2019
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