|Ruth Ware always delivers when it comes to interesting and layered characters. The Turn of the Key is a thrilling account of Rowan Caine's experience as a live-in nanny in a luxurious smart home unlike anything she has ever seen. This mystery is the epitome of the saying "if it's too good to be true, it probably is" because even though moving into the home of the Elincourts is an upgrade from her tiny apartment and dead-end job, it comes at a steep price.
Every chapter, there is something suspicious that kept me wondering if anyone in this suspenseful book was telling the truth.
Which, is obvious in the first page because Rowan is writing a letter to a lawyer, from jail, because she's being held for murder. Who is Rowan? Did she come into the Elincourt's lives for a reason? She should have known something was wrong on the day she interviewed, when one of the children warned her to never come back.
With a house full of surveillance cameras and parents who are strangely absent, Rowan is going to have a hard time explaining how she is innocent and who else could besides her could be a murderer.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed Ruth Ware's other novels and domestic thrillers with unreliable narrators.
I received this book for free from Gallery books but all my opinions are my own.
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View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jennifer 📚 (@thats_what_she_read) on Jul 12, 2019 at 4:01pm PDT Raise your hand if you’re in the mood for a great #historicalfiction ! randomhouse #partner } The last HF I read was # Montauk by Nicola Harrison. It was a nice vacation! Here are the next two that are on my list: TIME AFTER TIME By Lisa Grunwald (out now) A magical love story, inspired by the legend of a woman who vanished from Grand Central Terminal, sweeps readers from the 1920s to World War II and beyond. On a clear December morning in 1937, at the famous gold clock in Grand Central Terminal, Joe Reynolds, a hardworking railroad man from Queens, meets a vibrant young woman who seems mysteriously out of place. Nora Lansing is a Manhattan socialite whose flapper clothing, pearl earrings, and talk of the Roaring Twenties don’t seem to match the bleak mood of Depression-era New York