Ruth Ware has become the Queen of the psychological thriller. Her novels including The Woman In Cabin 10, The Lying Game and The Death Of Mrs. Westaway have been awesome and hew new one The Turn Of The Key is right up there. A great Gothic story with interesting characters, a great setting in Scotland and twists and turns that you don’t see coming right up to the shocking ending. You will not be able to put this book down.
Rowan Caine is surfing the web when she sees the ad that will change her life and that of a family forever. A family is looking for a new live in nanny at their estate Heatherbrae House in the Scotland. It would be a live in position with great pay and looking after three young girls and a 14 year old. The parents work a lot and have to travel a bit. Rowan manages to get the job with a few fibs on her resume. She moves in and things right from the beginning do not go well. The house is a smart house and everything works via an app with cameras everywhere and technology at its finest. The girls don’t take to Rowan at first but things seem to get better. But weird things are happening in this house and Rowan is getting freaked out. She has heard stories about the house being haunted and issues with the previous nannies. And by the end of the book one of the children will be dead and Rowan will be in prison.
The book is told from Rowan’s point of view as she is writing to a lawyer hopping he will take her case. She starts from the beginning and goes through the story as it happens. Nothing is as it seems and Rowan says she is innocent of what has happened and as I said above it leads to a shocking ending.
You can pick up The Turn Of The Key in stores on Tuesday, August 6th from Gallery.