The Turn of the Key

de Ruth Ware (2019)

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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 behavior 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.

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2019 Editions Simon & Schuster

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 384 pages | Sortie : 27 août 2019 | ISBN : 9781501192357

2019 Editions Harvill Secker

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 340 pages | ISBN : 9781787300439

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2 commentaires

  • Elizewyn Le 19 Novembre 2019 à 04:52
    J'ai eu du mal à poser mon livre, je voulais tant comprendre ! J'ai bien flippé la plupart du temps, je n'avais aucune idée de la suite des événements, et j'adore être surprise. La fin était amenée un peu rapidement, mais j'ai quand même apprécié la façon dont ça s'est terminé.
  • BlueMoon Le 06 Mars 2021 à 16:01
    Un livre qui m'a angoissée, dans lequel j'étais complètement absorbée, et dont la fin était totalement inattendue pour moi ! Excellent !

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