THE TURN OF THE KEY BY RUTH WARE - BOOK REVIEW

It's been a minute since I've read a book by Ruth Ware and, as usual, she didn't disappoint! This one might just be one of my favourites from Ware.

Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review, today it is The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster and NetGalley for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review, as always, all opinions are my own.


This book follows Rowan Caine, a live-in nanny for a well-off family in the Scottish Highlands. While searching online for something else, she stumbles upon the ad for the position and she jumps at the chance to live in a luxurious smart home with a generous salary. Little does she know she will end up with a dead child on her hands, awaiting trial in prison. Told in the form of writing letters to a lawyer from prison, Rowan explains the circumstances and makes one thing very clear - she did not kill that little girl. But if Rowan didn't, who did?

The writing of this book was the usual well-done style of Ware with a new development - some slightly more terrifying, I would even argue bordering on horror, elements. I've gotten better over the years at reading scarier books (ok, I'm still kind of a baby, but I'm able to compartmentalize that it's just happening in a book...) but this book really spooked me. It probably didn't help that I read the majority of the book at night!

I won't go into the plot too much because, well, this is a thriller, but I will say that the ending was a complete shock to me but looking back, I can see all the little pieces leading up to it. During the book, I had no clue how things were going to end but once everything was revealed, it all clicked into place. It was that perfect balance between not being too predictable but also not coming out of left field.

Overall, a really well done gothic thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end!