Ruth Ware
Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key
  • The Turn of the Key

  • 'Will hold you captive until the brilliant ending' SHARI LAPENA, author of The Couple Next Door

    ‘So clever and original . . . Pure suspense, from the first gripping page to the last shocking twist’ ERIN KELLY, author of He Said/She Said

    I know you don’t know me but you have to help me. I didn’t kill anyone.

    When Rowan stumbles across the advert, it seems like too good an opportunity to miss: a live-in nanny position, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when she 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’s not guilty – at least not of murder. Which means someone else is…

    'Creepy, engrossing, and oh-so-hard to put down' JP DELANEY, author of The Girl Before

    Full of spellbinding menace, The Turn of the Key is a gripping modern-day haunted house novel.

    Pre-order this addictive new psychological thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Ruth Ware today.


    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, The Lying Game and The Death of Mrs Westaway have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times. Her books have been optioned for TV and film and she is published in more than 40 languages. Ruth lives near Brighton with her family. Visit ruthware.com to find out more.