#BookReview – The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware #TheTurnoftheKey #Thriller #MustRead #LibraryLoveChallenge


From Goodreads: ” 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 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.

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My Review

Well I’ve finally read my first Ruth Ware thriller and now I understand why everyone raves about her books! I really enjoyed this book, it’s a very good thriller that kept me flipping the pages but also dreading what was going to happen next.

It’s got all the hallmarks of a great psychological thriller, creepy modern house in the middle of the Scottish Highlands, absent workaholic parents, new nanny dropped in at the deep end, frightened children, rebellious teenager, and a handsome handyman. Oh and secrets galore!

Yup I loved it! I’m very glad I read it in the spring and not the winter, as I think certain aspects would’ve freaked me out! 

I had so many theories in my head about what exactly was going on, and sort of worked some of it out, but not the big twist or the ending. I must admit I did feel a bit underwhelmed by the ending, but it didn’t spoil the rest of the book.

I’m definitely going to read more by this author and highly recommend this if you enjoy psychological thrillers.


30 thoughts on “#BookReview – The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware #TheTurnoftheKey #Thriller #MustRead #LibraryLoveChallenge

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  1. For some reason, I haven’t read many thrillers, but when I do, I always enjoy them. This is one I’ll keep in mind to read later (after uni!!)

  2. Great review! I’ve only read one Ruth Ware book (In a Dark Dark Wood) which really didn’t impress me but I haven’t ruled out giving her a second chance – possibly this one if I have the opportunity.

  3. It is great to hear that you have joined the Ruth Ware fan club. I enjoy reading her books, some are better than others, but I am usually happy when I finish. Great review Nicki.

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