August 2019 Indie Next List
“Ruth Ware is back and at her dazzling best with The Turn of the Key. This arresting tribute to Henry James set in modern-day remote Scotland posts a nanny in a ‘smart house’ with several recalcitrant children and a garden full of poisonous plants. Who do you trust when everyone seems to be hiding something? Readers will be reading with all the lights on as they race to the climactic ending to see just who is minding who in this engaging summer thriller.”
— Pamela Klinger-Horn, Excelsior Bay Books, Excelsior, MN
Summer 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List
“Ruth Ware layers on the creepiness in this breathtaking tale of a woman paid an exorbitant sum to be a nanny to three girls in the Scottish Highlands. The catch: The previous nannies quickly resigned, and the parents are rarely there. This novel is both humorous and diabolically dark, and the ending will definitely make your jaw drop.”
— Timothy Benz, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
#1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorShe stumbles across the ad while looking for something else: a live-in nanny post with a staggeringly generous salary. She doesn�t know that she�s entering a nightmare that will end with a child dead and her in prison for murder.