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Title: Turn of the Key, The
Authors: Ware, Ruth
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 340
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: The Elincourt family and Heatherbrae House, a beautiful mansion in the Scottish Highlands, have not lived up to expectations for Rowan Cain and her four predecessors. The live-in nanny job with Bill, Sandra and their daughters should be as amazing as it initially appears, but that is before reality sinks in: Rowan is under constant surveillance, the children are less-than-angelic, the parents are AWOL more often than not, and the 'smart' house isn't so smart after all.

Writing to a prospective lawyer from her prison cell, Rowan recounts her experiences with the family that led to her being accused of a murder she claims she didn't commit.

With a nod to the Henry James classic, The Turn of the Screw, this is a hard-to-put-down haunted house thriller, delightfully atmospheric and bristling with menace.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Wow, this was a cracker of a yarn. I love a good mystery."

"Clues to the eventual outcome were liberally scattered through the story and led the reader form page to page. It was almost impossible to put it down."

"This book is suspenseful and has a surprising twist at the end."

"It's a light read - but this is not necessarily a negative."

"There's a gradual building of suspense and it keeps you turning the pages."

"Right from the first pages you know a child dies, but you don't know which one. This really adds to the suspense of the book."
Categories: Fiction, Community, Grief/loss, Humour, Love story, Mystery, Relationships, Suspense/Thriller, Uplifting, Scotland, England, 2021 Titles

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