The Turn of the Key

The Turn of the Key

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"When Rowan Caine stumbles across the ad, she's looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss--a live-in nanny post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when she 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 unraveling 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Scout Press, 2019
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501188770
1501188771
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: WARE, R

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nelll
Sep 11, 2019

This is the first Ruth Ware book that I liked....it was great....the other books by her were so boring. Wouldn’t want to have a smart home with all the cameras around...creepy....I highly recommend this book.

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krzab05
Sep 06, 2019

I hated this book. I couldn't stand Rowan/Rachael, the parents were annoying, the kids were annoying, disliked the housekeeper and the handyman. I didn't want to read it all but was curious about the end so after to reading about half to three fourths or so, I skipped to end.
I also dislike characters who constantly use the f word.

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beckyntulsa
Sep 02, 2019

This book began to feel like a slog about half way through. When a push myself to finish a book I really want a resolution and I didn't get it.

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darladoodles
Jul 30, 2019

This book does not make me want a "smart" home. Heatherbrae House may seem like a dream come true, but it is really a nightmare. Our narrator--the nanny--is in prison. A little girl was in her care and that girl is dead. The nanny will admit she made some mistakes, but she swears she does not know how the girl died. In her desperation she writes a letter to a potential solicitor attempting to tell her story and convince him to represent her. As with her other thrillers, there is a locked room type mystery to be solved. The tale becomes more and more twisted as we turn the pages. You are holding your breath until the chilling finish.

debwalker Apr 25, 2019

When a dream nanny job goes wrong.....

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