The Resource The Turn of the Key

The Turn of the Key

Label
The Turn of the Key
Title
The Turn of the Key
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Ware
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When she stumbles across the ad, she's looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss - a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine 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 herself in prison awaiting trial for murder. Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn't just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn't just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn't even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant. It was everything. She knows she's made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behaviour toward the children wasn't always ideal. She's not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she's not guilty - at least not of murder. Which means someone else is. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, The Turn of the Key is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time
Summary
When a high-paying nanny job at a luxurious Scottish Highlands home ends with her imprisonment for a child's murder, a young woman struggles to explain to her lawyer the unravelling events that led to her incarceration
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10795340
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ware, Ruth
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Detective and mystery stories
Target audience
adult
Label
The Turn of the Key
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Fiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
[352] pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432867232
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The Turn of the Key
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Fiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
[352] pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432867232
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print

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