Ruth Ware
Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key
  • The Turn of the Key

  • Ruth Ware

    Ruth Ware, the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller returns with another page-turning psychological thriller.

    When she stumbles across the advert, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss: a live-in nanny position, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan 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 her in a cell awaiting trial for murder.

    She knows she’s made mistakes. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty – at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

    Full of spellbinding menace, The Turn of the Key is a gripping modern-day haunted house thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.


    Available for pre-order now.


    Praise for Ruth Ware:

    ‘Powerfully atmospheric, unguessably twisty…I devoured it’ Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House

    ‘Dark and dramatic...part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting’ A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

    ‘One of the best thriller writers around’ Independent

    ‘Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the TrainThe Sun

    ‘Dark, unsettling, brilliant’ HEAT

    ‘Deliciously dark and spooky’ Sunday Mirror

RELEASED 08/08/2019

Ruth Ware is an international number one bestseller. Her thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Lying Game were smash hits, and she has appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times. The film rights to all three books have been optioned and she is published in more than 40 languages. Ruth lives near Brighton with her family. Visit ruthware.com to find out more.