The Turn of the Key

by Ruth Ware.

An intriguing way to tell a mystery. From an innocent prisoner’s letter to an advocate before she goes to trial for murder. She begs him to believe her story. That she did not kill the little girl in her care. Every detail of the young woman’s time as a nanny at an isolated mansion in Scotland is included in the letter to Mr. Wrexham. She’s desperate for him to read it and to take her case.

The mansion is a ‘smart home’ with annoyingly intricate technology that usually goes awry. It is also said to be haunted. That’s why so many nannys have left after short stays. The real reason is more complicated yet simple. The ending after a re-read, may not be what it seemed.

A page-turner on a summer day or two. Better than Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10.

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