“I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me

….Please help me. I didn’t kill anyone.”

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis of The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Rowan Caine is an uninspired twenty-something who stumbles upon an ad for a live-in nanny. Complete with a ridiculously large pay grade and live in accommodations, she’ll do anything in her power to get this job.

But what she doesn’t realize, is that Heatherbrae House, while luxurious from the outside, is home to multiple dark secrets. So many, in fact, that the Elincourt family has gone through four nannies all within the time frame of a year.

Rowan is sure that she is stronger than the ones who came before her, and turns a blind eye to the rumors that stir regarding the circumstances surrounding Heatherbrae House. Never in her wildest dreams imagining she would come face to face with more than one dark secret that lurks behind closed doors.

When a child is found dead, Rowan is convicted, despite her desperate pleas that she is innocent.

Is she? Read the book to find out for yourself. (And again.. keep an extra light on when you do!)

book review the turn of the key by ruth ware

My Thoughts

I feel like Ruth Ware is one of those authors that people either really love her books, or they don’t. I happen to really enjoy a good Ruth Ware novel and her new releases are always somewhere near the top of my TBR stack.

In my opinion, Ruth Ware has done it again. Creepy, suspenseful, and the true definition of a page turner, The Turn of The Key will have you sleeping with your lights on for at least one night once you’ve finished Ware’s latest novel. (I might know from experience. I’ll never tell).

I gave The Turn of the Key 4 stars on Goodreads! I can honestly say this is one ending I never saw coming, which disappoints my sleuthing skills greatly. Ya’ll know by now that I pride myself on being able to guess the plot twist of the thrillers I read. Which usually excites me to no end, but also disappoints me, ha! Most of my 5 star ratings are handed out to novels where I’m never able to see the twist coming. I love a jaw dropping surprise.

In full transparency, I almost gave up on this one a couple times because it bordered on ghost-like creepiness, which definitely isn’t my cup of tea. But ultimately, I’m glad I stuck it out. This was one ending that surprised me!

So now I want to know: What’s your favorite Ruth Ware novel?



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