Ruth Ware  ·  The Turn of the Key

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
The Turn of the Key


UK (C'wealth) Vintage - Harvill Secker
USA Simon & Schuster
Canada Simon & Schuster
Croatia Mozaik Knjiga
Czech Rep. Albatros
Estonia Helios
Finland Otava
France Fleuve Editions
Germany DTV
Greece Klidarithmos
Indonesia Noura Books
Israel Modan
Italy Corbaccio
Korea Daewon C.I. Inc.
Netherlands Luitingh-Sijthoff
Norway Gyldendal
Poland Poznanskie
Romania Editura Trei
Russia AST
Spain Salamandra
Taiwan Spring Publishing
Ukraine Ridna Mova


World Rights Translation rights with UK publisher, World Rights with Eve White
Film Rights Eve White


Age Range Adult
Category Fiction
ISBN-10: 1787300439
ISBN-13: 978-1787300439

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.

Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.

It was everything.

She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

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.

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