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The Turn of The Key INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Superb Suspense Writer Brava, Ruth Ware I Daresay Even Henry James Would Be Impressed Maureen Corrigan, Author Of So We Read On This Appropriately Twisty Turn Of The Screw Update Finds The Woman In Cabin Author In Her Most Menacing Mode, Unfurling A Shocking Saga Of Murder And Deception Entertainment Weekly From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Lying Game And The Death Of Mrs Westaway Comes This Thrilling Novel That Explores The Dark Side Of Technology When She Stumbles Across The Ad, She S Looking For Something Else Completely But It Seems Like Too Good An Opportunity To Miss A Live In Nannying Post, With A Staggeringly Generous Salary And When Rowan Caine 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 Herself In Prison Awaiting Trial For Murder Writing To Her Lawyer From Prison, She Struggles To Explain The Events That Led To Her Incarceration It Wasn T Just The Constant Surveillance From The Home S Cameras, Or The Malfunctioning Technology That Woke The Household With Booming Music, Or Turned The Lights Off At The Worst Possible Time It Wasn T Just The Girls, Who Turned Out To Be A Far Cry From The Immaculately Behaved Model Children She Met At Her Interview It Wasn T Even The Way She Was Left Alone For Weeks At A Time, With No Adults Around Apart From The Enigmatic Handyman It Was Everything She Knows She S Made Mistakes She Admits That She Lied To Obtain The Post, And That Her Behavior Toward The Children Wasn T Always Ideal She S Not Innoent, By Any Means But, She Maintains, She S Not Guilty At Least Not Of Murder But Somebody Is Full Of Spellbinding Menace And Told In Ruth Ware S Signature Suspenseful Style, The Turn Of The Key Is An Unputdownable Thriller From The Agatha Christie Of Our Time I had low expectations for this because I had heard such mixed things about Ruth Ware, but this was SO GOOD It took so many of the classic thriller components but made them feel fresh and new and I m a big fan I cannot wait to see what Ruth comes up with next. AUGUST 2019 BOTM SELECTIONDear Mr Wrexham,You have no idea how many times I have started this letter and screwed up the resulting mess, but I ve realized there is no magic formula here There is no way I can make you listen to my case So I m just going to have to do my best to set things out However long it takes, however much I mess this up, I m just going to keep going and tell the truth And so begins our tale I m sure that, unless you ve been walking around with your eyes closed and your ears plugged up, you ve caught wind of this upcoming release, but if not let me give you a brief introduction The Turn of the Key is a compulsive tale of a nanny sitting in jail awaiting trial for the murder of one of her charges The entire book is told through letters from said nanny to a potential solicitor, recalling the events leading up to her incarceration, along with a few surprise notes at the end The basic jist of events is that we begin with Rowan answering an advertisement for a nannying position in the Scottish countryside The catch is that this particular household has been through 4 nannies in less than a year, and the reasons behind this are murkily associated to legends of the estate being haunted Shenanigans ensue, all hell breaks loose, and much havoc is played out over the course of the book As someone who has taken time to warm to Ware s novels over the year, I think she s found her niche in the gothic suspense genre I truly enjoyed Mrs Westaway, and I believe The Turn of the Key is her best novel yet The pacing was 100% what I was praying for, and the creepy elements, such as the locked closet, the poison garden, and the smart home with little to no privacy, were all excellent inclusions and flawlessly executed I found that even the supporting characters, especially Jack and Jean, were just as intriguing as Rowan was My only complaint was with the ending it felt like a bit of a let down after such a large build up, and even though it worked, it felt like the easy ending to take The twists may or may not surprise you I felt that I had most of them figured out, but there were a few smaller twists that took me completely by surprise, which I wholly appreciated If you re looking for a creepy, character driven psychological thriller that will keep you thrilled and chilled from beginning to end, definitely add The Turn of the Key to your late summer TBRMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy. This is my third book by the author so by this point I know she s great at creating an atmosphere, a creepy ambiance.New nanny working for a family living in a remote house in Scotland Past nannies leaving after the house seems haunted with its dark history and secrets you get it It was interesting, even a bit unique since the main character wasn t likeable and that the format is through letters she s writing to a lawyer from prison since she s accused of murdering one of the child in her careThe ending was a bit lukewarm in my opinion but I can t wait to see how others feel about it all If you re looking for a quick read for the fall and have liked her other books, I would recommend Thank you Simon Schuster for this ARC I am telling you the truth The unvarnished, ugly truth And it is all that It is unpolished and unpleasant, and I don t pretend I acted like an angel But I didn t kill anyone I just fucking didn t. This wasn t bad, but it was nowhere near as good as I was expecting from an author like Ruth Ware The protagonist, Rowan Caine, stumbles upon an opportunity that she considers amazing and I would consider an absolute nightmare a live in nanny to four children, including one baby and one bratty teenager On top of this, she s staying in the high tech Heatherbrae House a refurbished smart home with constant surveillance, voice activated lights, and an app to go with it.Unlike Rowan, I think this sounds like a horror story And, honestly, I found the book to be at its strongest when it is drawing on creepy horror tropes like creaking footsteps in the attic, objects going missing and reappearing where the MC knows she already looked, and freaky dolls The atmosphere is quite good and it would make for a somewhat spooky Halloween read The combination of nightmare children, a malfunctioning house that seems haunted, and the hunky but suspicious handyman kept me reading.I also liked how Ware framed the story within a letter to a solicitor It worked so well that I m surprised I haven t read books that have done this before that I recall.But it just wasn t very strong as a mystery, in my opinion The culprit can be guessed pretty easily this really isn t a surprising reveal any and it irked me how it doesn t make sense for Rowan to withhold the identity of the dead child, though of course she does so because once we know who it is, it removes any doubt as to who the killer must be The author also dropped a lot of heavy handed hints about view spoiler Rowan not being who she says she is hide spoiler

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