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The Turn of the Key
The Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated fifth novel. A page-turning psychological thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
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GirlWellRead
Mehso-so

I loved that this was an epistolary novel. The letters were the perfect vehicle to deliver the story. Where the plot stalled was with the ending, especially given the extensive build up. This was a bit of a disappointment given that the narrative was a slow burn—with the pages and pages of the day-to-day childcare and feeding which got a bit mundane after a while—and the reader was not fully rewarded for their patience.

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kyraleseberg
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Pickpick

A creepy modern gothic novel! It was intense and atmospheric though the ending wasn't completely satisfying.
3.5 stars rounded up to 4!

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overtheedge
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Pickpick

Absolutely brilliant. Ruth Wares storytelling is magical, it draws you in, psyches you out and leaves you not sure what to expect until the last page. I love her more every time I read her.
Highly recommended.

erzascarletbookgasm I look forward to read this. 2w
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Pandalibrarian
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Pickpick

Finished this book twice - let me explain. I got to page 250 and needed to know the ending. So I skimmed to the end and then went back and reread the last 35+ pages at a slower pace. It definitely kept me enthralled and entertained until the very end even if I found the premise a bit unbelievable. The smart technology also freaked me out. Doesn‘t make me want any of it in my house!

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kyraleseberg
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I'm starting this ARC today & I'm seeing very mixed reviews!

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EadieB
Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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thanks NetGalley and Gallery/Scott Press.
Rowan Caine applies for a live-in nanny post at Heatherbrae House in the Scottish Highlands. She is now writing to her lawyer in prison as the nanny position turned into a nightmare.
best Ware so far. unputdownable. characters are very believable. plot is ghostly. surprise ending! excellent storyteller and the book was well-written. I look forward to reading her next book. recommend this mystery thriller.

Laughterhp Great review! I love Ruth Ware! 1mo
EadieB @Laughterhp Thanks! 1mo
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Kaye
Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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1- Turn of the Key 🔐 by Ruth Ware ( not out yet , haven‘t read )
2- Key to Rebecca ( also a book. Haven‘t read the book nor watched the movie)
3-Songs in the Key of Life ( Stevie Wonder album for 1976)

#manicmonday. 🔐. @JoScho 🔐

Litsy is a bit Glitchy today.

JoScho 💜🔑💜 1mo
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Bookgirl
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Overall, I‘m a Ruth Ware fan, so I was excited to see she has a new book coming out in August. This is a fun, creepy suspense novel with plenty of things that go bump in the night, twists, and turns. Ultimately the story and the big reveal is quite improbable, but I still enjoyed reading it and appreciated the atmosphere that is created. Thanks to Net Galley for a copy of the book in exchange for a review.

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elyseh
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Ahhhh I just finished this and I can't rave about it enough! Ruth Ware, is one of my favorite authors and this is hands down my favorite book by her!! It was super creepy and had some crazy twists!
I know a lot of peeps have strong opinions on Ruth Ware's books what do you think about her? Was this one on your radar?
If not I hope it is now! 💚💚💚

TheBookkeepersApprentice I really like Ruth Ware, and I‘m really excited to read this one! 2mo
Gaylagal2 I'm so jealous you've got to read it already. Its release date is not until Aug 6th here 🤙 2mo
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Meghan1
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I really enjoyed this! There were some questions I had that weren‘t answered, but overall this was quite a good thriller.

MelissaSue81 I want to talk unanswered questions! I didn‘t love this, mostly due to the fact that everything happened in the last like 20 pages. Are your unanswered questions what happened to her after the letters? 1mo
Meghan1 @MelissaSue81 yes!!! I felt like it was rushed at the end! What the heck happened and why were the letters still in the cell??. 1mo
MelissaSue81 @Meghan1 - yeah.. that really wasn‘t addressed! I went back and reread to see if I missed something but I don‘t think so. It seems that the book is paying homage to Turn of the screw in someway, which I haven‘t read, but I think that‘s maybe why it was told through the letters? But we don‘t know what happened to her and why the letters were left in the jail. 1mo
PSreads73 That‘s a cool cover. 1mo
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Meghan1
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I am in for a long night, prepping for my colonoscopy tomorrow. Luckily I have some good books to keep me busy. #lifewithCrohn‘sDisease

kelseynicburke The preparation is the worst 👎 good luck with everything! 2mo
TheLibrarian Good luck with everything. 2mo
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Kimberlone
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This list has some really great recommendations! Including the tagged book which I really want to read now!

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1552

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MaleficentBookDragon
Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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I have some highly anticipated titles on my #netgalley shelf. I think these are bumping all other #TBR books down the list.

TheSpineView I just got approved for Recursion. I think that one will move to the top of my list! 3mo
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MelissaSue81
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Mehso-so

This one was disappointing. I really loved Dark, Dark wood and Mrs. Westaway..(not her other two but was hopeful here). literally NOTHING happens for the first 85% of the book.. just a bunch of creepy stuff happening in the house. Then everything happens/gets explained in the last few pages. The main plot is fine.. but I HATE when there are twists that serve no purpose. that was the case here. not predictable.. so 👍🏻 for that.

Alfoster Oh, I had such a different reaction. I loved this one! So interesting that we can all do that! Do you think it‘s the mood we‘re in too? I say that because I have so much time on my hands so I read faster (stuck in a recliner after surgery) and I finish books fast!😳 3mo
MelissaSue81 @Alfoster - maybe the mood thing.. like I said, the main plot was good (and the environment and characters definitely worked to build the creepy vibe)... and I liked that it was unpredictable... but I just felt like I was waiting for something to happen... forever! And the twist just is a big 🙄 for me.. it wasn‘t awful I gave it 3/5 stars. But not what I was hoping for. 3mo
Alfoster Good call! Agree that nothing “happens” until the end! I read in one sitting so it didn‘t feel like too long, but I totally get that I would have been, “C‘mon already!”👊👊👊 3mo
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LiteraryinLititz It's helpful to read both of your opinions @melissasue81 and @alfoster. I've had mixed feelings about Ware's past books, all of which I've read. I'll go into this one with tempered expectations. 2mo
Jemgirl2014 Glad I canceled my preorder. I just had a feeling Ms. Ware wouldn't be able to pull this one off. Based on your review, I'll probably cancel my recommendation at my local library as well. Thanks! 2mo
MelissaSue81 @Jemgirl2014 - ehh.. keep the library hold. It was still a 3 star read for me.. just didn‘t live up to her last book for me. 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @MelissaSue81 Well, three stars is better than a straight "pan" rating lol. Okay, I'll kerp the hold and hope for the best. ? 2mo
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Alfoster
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My favorite one of hers so far! Dark and twisty, a little bit gothic and creepy like all of hers. A new nanny gets more than she bargained for in a “smart” house controlled by an app. Unreliable narrators, secrets, poison...you know the drill! And of course an ending you don‘t see coming!❤️ Out in August.

rather_be_reading i just requested this on netgalley! 3mo
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MelissaSue81
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So I actually COULD request the new Ruth Ware book from #NetGalley and they approved me!! They declined me for her last book last year so I wasn‘t that hopeful! My library pile is NEVER getting read!!

tammy_sue Ooh lucky! ;) 3mo
Alfoster I‘m reading this one now too! So far, so good! 3mo
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MelissaSue81
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🤔. Hmm.. just after finishing Riley Sager‘s lock every door, I see Ruth Ware‘s newest “The Turn of the Key” even the premise seems a bit similar.. are locks and keys the new trend in thriller titles, now that we are are tired of “girls/women” and “Lies”?
Still gonna read this though! Can only “wish” for it, not request it on NetGalley though.

RadicalReader Can‘t wait to read it looks like it will be phenomenal 3mo
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Lq77
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One of my fave authors can‘t wait!!

CoffeeNBooks I read my first Ruth Ware book a few weeks ago and loved it- In a Dark, Dark Wood. Then I checked out all of her other books from the library! They're currently in my library bag waiting to be read. 😂📚 6mo
Lq77 Yes she is fantastic! 5mo
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