The Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware

I have decided to indulge in Spookathon this year. I don’t think I’ll be able to finish all the prompts but it doesn’t hurt to try! Also, after me being MIA for so long, I realized I need to focus a bit more on blogging about my reads and be accountable for what I have started. 😛

So here we go!


The Turn of the Key

The story is about Rowan Caine, who is writing a letter to her lawyer from prison, hoping he helps her get out of a crime she hasn’t done.
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.



The Plot Twists I did not see coming hit me so hard!
I loved how the story keeps you guessing and on the edge from the very first page until the last.
This is a thriller, and I choose not to spoil the mystery as much as i can!  However, I would like to mention how very intricate and well build this plot is.
Ruth Ware is now officially on my auto-buy authors list.


Gothic! Creepy and a house with a terrible past of its own. Yes Please!
This book is set in a Victorian House with modern technologies in a remote village of Scotland. Loved the cross over between Modern and Victorian. I loved how the author was able to create a creepy ambience using just technology as a tool.

Medieval Edinburgh in Scotland. Staffin, Flodigarry. Isle of Skye, Scotland. Forgotten Castle In Scotland Greenan Castle in South Ayrsh


Rowan’s character is written out in a way that makes her the best narrator of the story. I mean yes, she is a murder suspect and yes, she is an unreliable source but I do feel she was the best.She gives a detailed account of the events that take place and makes you feel you have the whole picture until another plot twist comes up.

I also loved the dysfunctional family trope going on in this book and how very complicated every character is made to appear. Even the kids!




  • Published: August 6th 2019
  • Genre: Mystery | Thriller
  • Pages: 384
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster

    RATING: ★★★★★

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