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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
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it was amazing

I absolutely loved it! THE TURN OF THE KEY is creepy, twisted, and disturbing, and totally absorbing — a modern-day The Turn of the Screw, but far more entertaining.

Rowan Caine’s new dream job as nanny for the seemingly perfect Elincourt family quickly turned into her worst nightmare. Their remote home in the Scottish Highlands called Heatherbrae House was an unusual hybrid of modern “smart” design and spooky Gothic Victorian. Inside its walls, cameras were watching, machines were listening for your next command, and Rowan was isolated with four young girls and whatever was causing the disturbances at night…

I enjoyed that this book was written in epistolary format, as desperate letters written by Rowan to a lawyer as she’s in prison awaiting trial for murder. The build up of suspense was fantastic, and the ominous atmosphere of Heatherbrae House kept me on edge. Had I been in Rowan’s situation, I would have been scared witless!

THE TURN OF THE KEY is another excellent thriller from Ruth Ware. Highly recommended to fans of eerie modern Gothics.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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February 16, 2019 – Shelved
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Susanne  Strong Great review Book of Secrets!


Book of Secrets Susanne wrote: "Great review Book of Secrets!"

Thank you! ♥


message 3: by KC (new) - rated it 5 stars

KC What a great review...
I just finished this. Loved it!


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Tucker Great review! I'm really looking forward to reading this.


Dorie  - Traveling Sister :) Great to see your 5*, I was trying to wait until closer to pub date but don' t know how long I will be able to wait, I love Ruth Ware :)


Book of Secrets Thanks, everyone! ♥


Donna Hines Absolutely loved this review. I read the book and it was amazing but you captured it beautifully in words.


Book of Secrets Donna wrote: "Absolutely loved this review. I read the book and it was amazing but you captured it beautifully in words."

Thanks, Donna! I'm glad you loved the book too! ♥


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