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Book Review #15: The Turn of the Key

Book review: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Format: audiobook (from Audible) read by Imogen Church

Rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

🌸Dark, horror undertone✅️
🌸House in remote Scotland? YES YES YES!! ✅️
🌸Unlikable, (potentially) unreliable MC✅️

The story starts with Rowan writing to a lawyer from prison, trying to convince him to represent her. A child
she was looking after was found dead and she is now awaiting trial for murder.

She tells him again and again that he needs to know the whole story to understand what had happened.

It all started when Rowan Caine came across an ad for a nannying job by chance – she was curious at first but soon realised it was too good to miss. A live-in post in a refurbished smart-home (that is the great Heatherbrae House), with an extremely generous salary. Yes, the house has a haunting, creepy history and four previous nannies quit the job within a few weeks but they are weak-minded and she is not.. Or is she?

If I was 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 the book, I probably would’ve skimmed a lot. I’m glad I downloaded the audiobook version, read brilliantly by @imogenchurchgobshite! I think I probably wouldn’t have loved this book as much as I did if it wasn’t for Ms church. I was listening to it on the way to & back from work and boy, what a treat it was!

Yes, the ending was a bit rushed/abrupt but I can live with that since on the whole, the experience was great – for me at least 😉

PS: I am trying this after a friend’s recommendation, so bear with me! I’ve not made any money yet but I may one day earn a small commission through this affiliate link.. So if you would like to buy this audiobook, kindly use this amazon link at no extra cost to you!


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