The Turn of the Key

The Turn of the Key

Book - 2019
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When a high-paying nanny job at a luxurious Scottish Highlands home ends with her imprisonment for a child's murder, a young woman struggles to explain to her lawyer the unravelling events that led to her incarceration.
Publisher: New York : Scout Press, 2019.
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501188770
1501188771
Branch Call Number: F WARE
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 24 cm

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When Rowan Caine answers the ad for the handsomely paid live-in nanny position in the Scottish Highlands, she doesn't realize she is walking into a nightmare that will leave her in jail awaiting trial for a murder she didn't commit.


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kuligs
Sep 09, 2020

A real page turner with an interesting unexpected twist.

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Grandma007
Jul 27, 2020

I started one of her other books long ago and couldn't read it. I read this book. It is bad. Characters are poorly drawn. The plot is sloppy. The only good thing is that it is an E book, at the library, and is free. I just finished What's Left Of Me Is Yours. That is a good book. The Turn Of The Key is not.

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tammygfarmgirl
Jul 11, 2020

The best Ruth Ware title I've read!! I just loved it. The ending was terrible and terrific at the same time. What a gem!

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Ojeanclark
Jun 25, 2020

One of my very favorite authors. I've read every one of her books.

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DonHow
Jun 06, 2020

An imperfect nanny, precocious unruly children, a heavy stepping ghost, betrayal and an isolated mansion..all the ingredients for a thriller. I was enjoying the story so much, I did not see the ending coming. I also enjoyed the method of reading the story through letters to a lawyer. I don't usually read this genre but I greatly enjoyed this book.

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chantal_brougham
Jun 06, 2020

Her best book so far, I started at breakfast and was finished by dinner time couldn’t put it down!

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Clemitorclover
Mar 27, 2020

I love all of Ruth Ware's book, but this was one of my favorites. Although some didn't find the main character likeable, I believe she redeemed herself in the end. Usually I can see the final twist coming, but did not in this one! I loved reading about the aspects of having a "future home" as well, being a technology geek. Great book!

FPL_CassieW Mar 05, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this roller coaster of a book. Once you think you know what's going on, there's a twist, with a HUGE one at the end! If you enjoy psychological thrillers with a bit of a creep factor, I would definitely check this out!

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fashiongirl
Mar 01, 2020

Captivated from the beginning. Quick, and interesting mystery. The only thing I would change would be the book cover......by adding a beautiful landscape of the house and garden too....and then the key, maybe.....😏

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EliK1
Feb 20, 2020

The beginning of the book almost made me throw it out the window. I didn't like the style one bit. The main character basically writes (and rewrites) a letter (letters?) to an attorney she hopes might take her case. She claims that she did not commit the crime for which she had been arrested.

She tells her story from the very beginning. If you're writing a plea letter to a lawyer, you do not write a book... but it's supposedly so that the lawyer can know all the details and see her innocence.

It starts off slow. We wait for something to happen, but there really isn't anything. Weird things that happen are few and far between. It picks up about half way. We see that things get crazy and we're not sure what to think. We're hooked.

And then the ending happens. There is an explanation of sorts which you might not have seen coming, which I enjoyed, but it's really not all that vital to the story and what happened. The ending is rushed. Things are basically spelled out to you. Some things are said which are unnecessary.

It had some good moments, but the beginning and the end were weird.

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Kristen MERKE
Oct 07, 2019

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