The Turn of the Key

Okay, this one frustrated me a little bit because the ending felt like a bit of a cop out (did you read this? Do you agree!?) but I still really enjoyed it. The novel opens up with the main character, Rowan, writing her lawyer from jail after being put on trial for murdering a little girl. But first, we must back up. We get to know Rowan as she stumbles across the job of her dreams, nannying for what seems to be the perfect family in the Scottish countryside. A beautiful home, an extremely high paying salary… it seems too good to be true. (If we learned anything from Lock Every Door), if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. The parents leave her for weeks on end, ghosts seem to be haunting the place. One night, all the lights + loud music come on. And then there’s the charismatic handyman. And the elderly housekeeper.

Author: Ruth Ware