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The Turn of the Key
The Turn of the Key
Author: Ruth Ware
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 conv...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781501188770
ISBN-10: 1501188771
Publication Date: 8/6/2019
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 129
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craftypatti avatar reviewed The Turn of the Key on + 146 more book reviews
Not sure what the hype was. Could not finish it.
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If you liked 'Gone Girl', 'The Woman in Cabin 10', or 'The Girl from the Train', you should enjoy this thriller that I couldn't put down.
The story follows a young woman, dissatisfied with her childcare worker position in London, to a nanny job in an isolated area of Scotland. When the parents, both architects, take off for a business trip the morning after her arrival, she starts to wonder what she got herself into. With a crotchety older cleaning woman and handsome, young grounds caretaker the only adults around, she quickly becomes lonely without other adult contact and overwhelmed with a disruptive 8 year old, shy 5 year old and toddling 18 month old to care for. Plus, within days, the rebellious 14 yo returns for summer break from her private school where she boards during the week.
More hazards exist in the wild grounds than free-wheeling parents who are frequently gone should expose their young girls to, but more worrying are the creepy things that keep happening in the 'smart' house that is wired to watch your every move. Plus, there are those creaking footsteps above her head that the nanny awakes to every night though there is no known third floor nor attic. When the girls warned her at the interview that 'the ghosts won't like it', R should have listened.