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Book Recommendation: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Book Recommendation: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

 

The Turn of the Key (2019) is the latest psychological crime thriller by The New York Times bestselling British author Ruth Ware. This is a very interesting novel and should be on your reading list. Dolores and I have read several other books by this author. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books. 

 

Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware is an international number one bestseller. Her thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game and The Death of Mrs Westaway were smash hits, and she has appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times. Her books have been optioned for both film and TV, and she is published in more than 40 languages. Ruth lives near Brighton with her family. Visit www.ruthware.com to find out more.

 

Books by Ruth Ware

 

Goodreads Review of The Turn of the Key

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 unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, 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, Jack Grant.

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 innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

 

 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • August 17 2019 09:44PM

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This sounds like my kind of book, Roy. It's definitely going on my list, as I like Ruth Ware's books.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 26 days ago

Sounds like another great read for the readers of crime thrillers out there, Roy.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 26 days ago

Good morning Roy. Must say, you are a master of consuming fiction from a wide variety of authors. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 26 days ago

Roy,

I am already spooked by reading the synopsis of the book...thank you for sharing another book to read. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 26 days ago

Roy, well another author I have not heard of before, so will need to check her out.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 25 days ago

I have a friend that might love this as a psychological thriller! Might be really fun stuff for some folks I know .

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 23 days ago

Roy Kelley Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and enjoy yourself, Roy! Love and light and thank you!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 23 days ago

Thanks so much for stopping by.  It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 23 days ago

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