The Turn of the Key

The Turn of the Key

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'Will hold you captive until the brilliant ending' SHARI LAPENA, author of The Couple Next Door

`So clever and original . . . Pure suspense, from the first gripping page to the last shocking twist' ERIN KELLY, author of He Said/She Said

I know you don't know me but you have to help me. I didn't kill anyone.

When Rowan stumbles across the advert, it seems like too good an opportunity to miss: a live-in nanny position, 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 her in a cell awaiting trial for murder.

She knows she's made mistakes. But she's not guilty - at least not of murder. Which means someone else is...

'Creepy, engrossing, and oh-so-hard to put down' JP DELANEY, author of The Girl Before

'[Ruth Ware is] an adroit practitioner in the art of psychological suspense . . . Thoughtful and provocative' i newspaper

'A superior slice of ghostly suspense' Sarra Manning Red Online

Full of spellbinding menace, The Turn of the Key is a gripping modern-day haunted house novel.




Praise for Ruth Ware:

`Powerfully atmospheric, unguessably twisty...I devoured it' Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House

`Dark and dramatic...part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting' A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

`One of the best thriller writers around' Independent

`Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the Train' The Sun

`Dark, unsettling, brilliant' HEAT

`Deliciously dark and spooky' Sunday Mirror
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 33mm | 573g
  • HARVILL SECKER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1787300439
  • 9781787300439
  • 1,156

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"The Turn of the Key is a brilliantly crafted, chilling suspense thriller. Clues are seeded through the tale like poisonous plants that you only recognise when it's far too late. Trust no one in this novel except Ruth Ware – she has come up with a totally compelling tale once again"
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"So clever and original . . . Pure suspense, from the first gripping page to the last shocking twist" -- Erin Kelly "Ware tells a cracking tale and, as in her breakout novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, the house itself plays a hugely menacing part in proceedings." * Guardian * "Ware tells a cracking tale and, as in her breakout novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, the house itself plays a hugely menacing part in proceedings." * Guardian * "An ingenious suspense narrative...Ware pulls out a stunner on the penultimate page that radically alters how we interpret everything that's come before. I daresay even Henry James would be impressed." * Washington Post * "A ghost story for the twenty-first century, a propulsive gothic thriller with characters you'll really care about. With this book, Ruth Ware proves she's the true heir to Wilkie Collins. Creepy, engrossing, and oh-so-hard to put down" -- JP Delaney "Diabolically clever. Twisty and creepy, THE TURN OF THE KEY is Ruth Ware's best book yet. Read with a blanket nearby, because you will get shivers up your spine" -- Riley Sager "The Turn of the Key is a brilliantly crafted, chilling suspense thriller. Clues are seeded through the tale like poisonous plants that you only recognise when it's far too late. Trust no one in this novel except Ruth Ware - she has come up with a totally compelling tale once again" "A masterclass in tension!" "The Turn of the Key is a delicious read - a sympathetic but fallible narrator is accused of a terrible crime. The clever unfolding of her story will hold you captive till the brilliant ending. Vintage Ruth Ware" "Ware is an accomplished storyteller...compelling... assured neo-Gothic chiller" * Irish Times * "[Ruth Ware is] an adroit practitioner in the art of psychological suspense . . . Thoughtful and provocative" * i * "A superior slice of ghostly suspense" * Red Online * "Eerie and tense, this left me so spooked that I slept with the lights on!" * Prima * "Turn of the Key is a cracking read that kept me glued until the final page" * UK Press Sydication *
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About 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 have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times. Her books have been optioned for TV and film and she is published in more than 40 languages. Ruth lives near Brighton with her family.

Visit ruthware.com to find out more.
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Rating details

703 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 32% (225)
4 44% (307)
3 18% (127)
2 4% (28)
1 2% (16)
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