From the number one New York Times best-selling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway comes Ruth Wares highly anticipated fifth novel.
When she stumbles across the ad, shes 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 doesnt know is that shes 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 wasnt 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 wasnt just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasnt 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 shes made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasnt always ideal. Shes not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, shes not guilty – at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.
Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Wares signature suspenseful style, The Turn of the Key is an pause-resisting thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
Narrator: Imogen Church
Duration: 12 hours 13 minutes
Released: 19 Jun 2008
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio