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The Turn of the Key
The Turn of the Key
Author: Ruth Ware
ISBN-13: 9781982187811
ISBN-10: 1982187816
Publication Date: 12/28/2021
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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justcyn avatar reviewed The Turn of the Key on + 148 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Never read this author before but was entranced from the first page. Unexpected parts in the novel which kept the story interesting to the end. Look forward to reading other books by this author in the future.
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MKSbooklady avatar reviewed The Turn of the Key on + 872 more book reviews
This book starts out good and creepy-it looks like a good thriller, ala The Turn of the Screw. And for the most part it is. I wish the authors would think a book all the way through to a reasonable conclusion. Instead, SPOILER- Ware leaves us wondering exactly what happens at the end. END of SPOILER. Wish I had something better to say.
tazabeau avatar reviewed The Turn of the Key on + 12 more book reviews
having read all of Ruth Wares books, I was excited to get this one, except, it didn't grab me the way her others have. The main character seemed whiny, and complained a lot. The story was good, lots of twists and turns, just didn't feel like her others.
reviewed The Turn of the Key on + 33 more book reviews
Good until the ending. Felt it was rushed but in any event did like the storyline.
craftypatti avatar reviewed The Turn of the Key on + 146 more book reviews
Not sure what the hype was. Could not finish it.
IlliniAlum83 avatar reviewed The Turn of the Key on + 180 more book reviews
If you liked 'Gone Girl', 'The Woman in Cabin 10', or 'The Girl from the Train', you should enjoy this thriller that I couldn't put down.
The story follows a young woman, dissatisfied with her childcare worker position in London, to a nanny job in an isolated area of Scotland. When the parents, both architects, take off for a business trip the morning after her arrival, she starts to wonder what she got herself into. With a crotchety older cleaning woman and handsome, young grounds caretaker the only adults around, she quickly becomes lonely without other adult contact and overwhelmed with a disruptive 8 year old, shy 5 year old and toddling 18 month old to care for. Plus, within days, the rebellious 14 yo returns for summer break from her private school where she boards during the week.
More hazards exist in the wild grounds than free-wheeling parents who are frequently gone should expose their young girls to, but more worrying are the creepy things that keep happening in the 'smart' house that is wired to watch your every move. Plus, there are those creaking footsteps above her head that the nanny awakes to every night though there is no known third floor nor attic. When the girls warned her at the interview that 'the ghosts won't like it', R should have listened.
reviewed The Turn of the Key on + 5 more book reviews
I always enjoy Ruth Ware's books. This one kept me guessing throughout the book. She reveals a lot in the beginning but leaves you wondering how things ended up the way they did. I really enjoyed the suspense and mystery in this book. The ending was surprising.
maura853 avatar reviewed The Turn of the Key on + 542 more book reviews
Page turner. There may be some huge "would anyone REALLY do that?" plot holes, but Ms. Ware papers them over very enjoyably.


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