The Turn of the Key is a thrilling novel that explores the dark side of technology.
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.
Full 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.
“What Ware does beautifully is infuse The Turn of the Key with a creepy Gothic sensibility. For all of the novel's contemporary touches - particularly the house's malevolent smart technology - she has delivered an old-fashioned horror story, peopled by children with ‘eyes full of malice’ ' a dour housekeeper straight out of Rebecca and an inscrutable handyman.” - The New York Times BookReview