[Ebook] ➩ The Turn of the Key By Ruth Ware – Golanvideoagency.info

The Turn of the Key From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of In A Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman In Cabin , The Lying Game, And The Death Of Mrs Westaway Comes Ruth Ware S Highly Anticipated Fifth NovelWhen 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 FamilyWhat 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 MurderWriting To Her Lawyer From Prison, She Struggles To Explain The Unravelling 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 GrantIt Was EverythingShe 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 IsFull Of Spellbinding Menace And Told In Ruth Ware S Signature Suspenseful Style, The Turn Of The Key Is An Unputdownable Thriller From The Agatha Christie Of Our Time Disconcerting Turn of the Key is an unnerving story told by a murder suspect as she recounts the background and incidents leading to the death of a child while she was its nanny Rowan Caine is the nanny and she is writing the story in the form of a letter to a solicitor, Mr Wrexham, requesting his services to defend her Within the story, there are periodic passages where she speaks directly to Mr Wrexham outlining how her story may be considered and continuously stating her innocence, no matter how the evidence looks As a technique, it was used to remind the reader that this is only one account and perhaps a very unbalanced and disconcerting version, but I felt it slightly distracting on than one occasion.Rowan applies for the nanny position with Sandra and Bill Elincourt, and their 4 daughters ranging from 18 months to 14 years old The family live in a remote part of Scotland in a house that jolts between new and old The Victorian architecture of the building clashes abruptly with the high tech sensor and communication technology that controls features throughout the house Door access, lighting, heating, curtains, music and room to room communications all offer an opportunity to mix faulty operation, malicious intent and or paranormal interference Before Rowan has even taken up the position, young Maddie warns her not to come as theGhosts wouldn t like itThere is a theme of uncertainty littered throughout the story, from the reliability of the accused s narration to the contrary characters and the split personality of the house itself Everything that happens is projected through the house and so many nannies have previously left feeling threatened as the house could be harbouring something sinister With so many flawed characters it often adds to realistic personalities and relationships, but in this case, I found it difficult to empathise and connect with any character as their personalities were all disagreeable and distant.Sandra and Bill are partners in their own architectural business and constantly travel In fact, they first leave Rowan alone with the children only 2 days after she starts Rowan has at best embellished her CV and feels the struggle to maintain the professional image she created and wrestles with bubbling anger that threatens to spill over into how she deals with the children, especially as they continuously test her resolveI hate you too I wanted to scream after their retreating backs, as they padded quietly away into the media room to fire up Netflix I hate you too, you vile, creepy little shitsThe plot sets up various possible routes and each offers equal plausibility and opportunity There is a final twist that I didn t expect and that deserves a lot of credit as it wasn t even on my radar.The Victorian Smart house, mixed with a dark history, provides a unique canvas to play out a family constantly in flux as nannies are forced to leave until one nanny puts up a battle and a child dies I felt the pace of the book was slow but the main disappointment was that the characters didn t cry out to be championed I would rate 3.5 stars but still recommend the book and I d like to thank Gallery Scout Press and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC copy in return for an honest review. Dear Mr Wrexham,You have no idea how many times I have started this letter and screwed up the resulting mess, but I ve realized there is no magic formula here There is no way I can make you listen to my case So I m just going to have to do my best to set things out However long it takes, however much I mess this up, I m just going to keep going and tell the truth And so begins our tale I m sure that, unless you ve been walking around with your eyes closed and your ears plugged up, you ve caught wind of this upcoming release, but if not let me give you a brief introduction The Turn of the Key is a compulsive tale of a nanny sitting in jail awaiting trial for the murder of one of her charges The entire book is told through letters from said nanny to a potential solicitor, recalling the events leading up to her incarceration, along with a few surprise notes at the end The basic jist of events is that we begin with Rowan answering an advertisement for a nannying position in the Scottish countryside The catch is that this particular household has been through 4 nannies in less than a year, and the reasons behind this are murkily associated to legends of the estate being haunted Shenanigans ensue, all hell breaks loose, and much havoc is played out over the course of the book As someone who has taken time to warm to Ware s novels over the year, I think she s found her niche in the gothic suspense genre I truly enjoyed Mrs Westaway, and I believe The Turn of the Key is her best novel yet The pacing was 100% what I was praying for, and the creepy elements, such as the locked closet, the poison garden, and the smart home with little to no privacy, were all excellent inclusions and flawlessly executed I found that even the supporting characters, especially Jack and Jean, were just as intriguing as Rowan was My only complaint was with the ending it felt like a bit of a let down after such a large build up, and even though it worked, it felt like the easy ending to take The twists may or may not surprise you I felt that I had most of them figured out, but there were a few smaller twists that took me completely by surprise, which I wholly appreciated If you re looking for a creepy, character driven psychological thriller that will keep you thrilled and chilled from beginning to end, definitely add The Turn of the Key to your late summer TBRMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy. This is my third book by the author so by this point I know she s great at creating an atmosphere, a creepy ambiance.New nanny working for a family living in a remote house in Scotland Past nannies leaving after the house seems haunted with its dark history and secrets you get it It was interesting, even a bit unique since the main character wasn t likeable and that the format is through letters she s writing to a lawyer from prison since she s accused of murdering one of the child in her careThe ending was a bit lukewarm in my opinion but I can t wait to see how others feel about it all If you re looking for a quick read for the fall and have liked her other books, I would recommend Thank you Simon Schuster for this ARC A nanny in jail accused of murdering one of the children in her care This is her story When Rowan, a young nanny who lives in London, comes across for an ad seeking a nanny to live in a remote area of Scotland, it sounds too good to be true The pay is high, the house is beautiful, and the family seems lovely She is warned that previous nannies have quit due to the house being haunted Rowan doesn t believe in ghosts, so she pays no heed to the warning She is hired for the position and packs up her life in London and moves to remote Scotland But what is beautiful on the surface is hiding deep dark secrets.One of my favorite things about The Turn of the Key is the house which is named Heatherbrae Equipped with state of the art technology the whole house runs off an app , it takes on a life of its own Juxtaposed with Victorian architecture and Gothic feel, Heatherbrae adds another layer to The Turn of the Key.The Turn of the Keyis told only through Rowan s eyes, as she shares what led to her arrest through a series of letters to a solicitor Rowan is an unreliable narrator and the reader must contend with a lot of telling While this type of narrative style usually irks me, I found that it works in this case as Rowan provides a detailed account of her time at Heatherbrae One just needs to continue to question whether or not her version of events is accurate.There are some twists as well some red herrings thrown in for good measure I guessed many of the smaller twists, but I completely missed the most significant twist And I was looking for it Sadly, my detective skills failed This twist added an additional layer and made me want to reread from the beginning The ending felt a bit rushed and I could have done without the final letter I would rather have been left guessing than be told a less than satisfying conclusion to Rowan s story Overall, this is an atmospheric, slower paced psychological thriller with some intriguing twists and turns I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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