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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 Wares highly anticipated fifth novel. A page-turning psychological thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
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Rachiiebookdragon
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Holy 💩 This was a brilliant book! A definite favourite of hers! and so creepy 👻 5/5

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BilboBookends
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“People do go mad, you know, if you stop them from sleeping for long enough...”

Reecaspieces I enjoyed this one. Not a fan of the ending though. 13h
BilboBookends @Reecaspieces I couldn‘t agree more. I really enjoy Ruth Ware but it seems her endings are always rushed 😬 10h
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mandi1082
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4️⃣⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Turn of the Key is about Rowan who accepts a nanny position that pays really well. Rowan moves into this "smart house" and strange and mysterious things start happening. The book starts of with Rowan writing letters to a lawyer because she is accused of killing a child. She needs help because she was not the one who did it.

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Chelsea.Poole
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This thriller had loads going on.
Creepy toys, secret gardens, night noises, suspicious neighbors, creaky houses, dusty attics -- this one had so many of the things that happen to scare me. I found some of the plot points to be really out there. This fit the bill for a creepy October read and the #audiobook was great. 🔑
This amazing cupcake bouquet has not a thing to do with the book but it was too pretty not to be in the picture. 🧁

Cortg Yay! This is one of our book club choices the spring!
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks beautiful photo!! 24h
cathipink Cupcake bouquet? Yes please! 24h
Hooked_on_books I would not have known those were cupcakes. So cool! 23h
OnlyYoo I liked this book way more than I thought I was going to! 20h
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lost.in.a.book
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Ruth Ware is beginning to master her craft. Giving this one 🔑🔑🔑🔑

Booknerd2 This one was my favorite so far!!!! 1d
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Aaronlisa
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Mehso-so

I rated this one 3.75 ⭐️ & read it Oct 5-7. It‘s a fast paced thriller with good twists but I felt let down a wee bit at the end. Some of the twists are pretty mundane but the final one is surprising. I am just not sure if I liked this book by the time I had finished it.

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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While I would have loved to finish this one in audio - Imogen Church is fabulous! - there was no way I was going to get the audio back. So I finally was able to borrow the hardcover from the library to finish that way. I really enjoyed this one! It's definitely a treat in audio!!

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xxjenadanxx
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I had a few holds come in so here is a mini #libraryhaul! I'm really excited for all of these!

Top to Bottom:
>The House by Christina Lauren
>The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
>The Broken Girls by Simone St James

marleed What a great pic! 2d
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Lorijo17
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Mehso-so

I love a good thriller, but this one left me disappointed. Although I enjoyed the story, it seemed to drag on, and the ending was a let down.

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OriginalCyn620
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#unpopularopinion time. This wasn‘t my favorite Ruth Ware. The twists, though really good, were revealed very late in the book and TBH, I got bored waiting for them to happen. Wasn‘t quite satisfied with the ending either.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic!! 🎃🍂🧡 6d
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bookladyreads
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I just finished another #reading session using #booklyapp. Current page 100/336. Check out my stats! #TeamSlaughter #scarathlon #currentlyreading

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The Turn of the Key is my fifth book by Ruth Ware and by FAR my favorite. I don't know if she's just getting better (in my opinion!) or if I feel this way because the narrator of this audiobook (I listened on @scribd) is AMAZING. I'll definitely be looking for audiobooks narrated by Imogen Church in the future. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod (I was listening on my friendly shower speaker when Church was narrating the creaking above the protagonist when she's alone in her room at night, and I was *seriously* scared. Which doesn't happen very often for me. Loved it!) ⬇️ 1w
UnabridgedPod If you like a gothic mood--I was reminded here at different times of Rebecca and Jane Eyre--I think you should try The Turn of the Key. Rowan Caine is thrilled when she's hired as an in-home nanny for three girls in a luxurious old-home-made-new in the Scottish Highlands. She arrives to find herself dealing with the (in)inconveniences of a house controlled completely by app and yet haunted by tragedy and sorrow. ⬇️ 1w
UnabridgedPod Left alone almost immediately with children she's only just met, Rowan is unsettled both by her circumstances and by the peculiarities of her new home. ⠀

Because Ware frames this central narrative within letters that Rowan is writing to a potential solicitor from prison, we know right away that she's been blamed for the death of one of the children. The book then leads readers through Rowan's account of her time at Heatherbrae House. ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod I've felt disappointed by the endings of several of Ware's books (her most recent before this one, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, is my next-favorite because I felt it was solid through the end), but I LOVED the conclusion here. I don't want to say more, so I'll just recommend (again) that you listen to this one. It's a perfect October read. 1w
lele1432 Totally agree about the narrator. This was my first and only Ruth Ware so far, but I loved it! I keep hearing people complain about her endings. I felt the ending in this one was well done and appropriate. I'll probably do audiobooks for all her backlist when I get to them because I think Imogen Church brings a special something to her stories! 1w
UnabridgedPod @lele1432 Even though I think her earlier books weren‘t as strong, I always feel as if they‘re atmospheric and build well. And I *totally* agree about the narrator (I wonder if I would have enjoyed the earlier books more if I‘d listened instead). 1w
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tjwill
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I really enjoyed the mystery and suspense in this book as well as the creepy parts. A nanny gets a job in the remote mountains in Scotland, then feels watched in more ways than one. Are the children, or other forces, working against her?

I will say that I wasn‘t totally satisfied with the ending (willing to discuss below with spoilers covered if anyone wants to), but it kept me racing through.
+2 on theme #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

tjwill #scaryscavengerhunt x3: over 200 pages; a character dies; it had parts that scared me 2w
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MartinaLove
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... and I just decided like 5 minutes ago that The Turn Of The Key by Ruty Ware will be my next read. I can't wait to read this one and know what really happened. 🎃

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick

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Clwojick I‘ve heard such good things about this one. 2w
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FeastOfFiction
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2019 Book 40: Such a great October creepy mystery! I think this is my favorite Ruth Ware book. Love a book that makes me keep reading just so I can find out the mystery. This one did not disappoint. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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rsteve388
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Wow! what a wild ride! Ruth Ware had me guessing till the very end. What an amazing mystery that made me think one thing when quite another was happening. Amazing. What a bomb shell the last few chapters were!

I found the main character very believeable and likeable and the ending to be a suprise. I love a good story that makes me suspend belief

#Book1 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! 🙌🏻🖤 2w
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rsteve388
Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathon @clwojick

Today I read Chapters 14 - 21 and WOAH does chapter 21 make a huge turn in the story. Very exciting, I am loving this... though it is impacting how jumpy I am whenever I hear a loud noise.

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tjwill
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This thriller about a nanny who finds herself in prison is based on Henry James‘ The Turn of the Screw. I‘m just wondering how closely based... It has had a few creepy parts so far! Luckily, I have some company! 😱🙀 #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

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samantha1027
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I thought this book was really good. It was very creepy, and I loved the haunted house vibe. However, I didn‘t like that the ending left me wanting more and confused. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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rsteve388
Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathon @Clwojick

Read Chapters 8 -14 of Turn Of The Key.

Its getting good.. Spooky even. I love a good mystery in the fall.

Clwojick ☠ ☠ 2w
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FeastOfFiction
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Started book 40 for the year last night.
🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂
Also.. how cute is my blanket?!?! ☕️

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rsteve388
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Read Chapters 1-7 woo two more chapters then orginally planned. #TeamSlaughter #Scarathon @Clwojick

Clwojick This one sounds so good! Are you enjoying it so far? 2w
rsteve388 I am loving it! I am listening to it on Audio it is wonderful and the narrator is brillant in her delivery of the story! 2w
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collegecatlady
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I don‘t know why I keep reading Ruth Ware when I‘m disappointed in her rushed endings every time. Maybe it‘s my fear of missing out since everyone else was reading this novel. Ware creates very atmospheric, slow builds, but never delivers in the execution of the endings. They are rushed and so left of center that they ruin my experience. This is a nice read for brainless entertainment, but I‘ve got to stop putting myself through this 😰

sparrowssavvy I get so excited for her books but other than the Death of Mrs. Westaway, none of them have wowed me. Yet I find I must read all her books... 2w
collegecatlady @sparrowssavvy I mostly get fear of missing out regarding popular books. I have read In a Dark, Dark Wood as well and even the setting felt too similar to me. It feels like she writes the same book again and again and just changes the last fifteen pages where there is a reveal. It‘s frustrating! 2w
sparrowssavvy @collegecatlady people seem to really love them and they are so lauded that I completely believe that I‘m going to be blown each and every time. None of them truly grip me the way that other writers in this genre do. 2w
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Ruthiella Same here. I think what bothers me most about her books is that her protagonists are such messes. But I‘ve read three of her books. The premises are always so intriguing and for sure I also feel the FOMO. 2w
MicheleinPhilly I gave up after her first 2. If you don‘t wow me in 2 books, you never will. I have a TBR mountain to tackle! 2w
Erinreadsthebooks I gave up about 40 pages in... 2w
LiteraryinLititz I agree! I have read every one of her books but have never truly loved one. But I keep feeling like I should read them! Why? 2w
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rsteve388
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Today is the day! #Scarathon #TeamSlaughter First Up: chapters 1 - 5 of Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. @Clwojick

Clwojick 🖤🖤🖤🖤 2w
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rsteve388
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I cant start Turn of the Key till Tuesday but i cant wait!

Also my goals are to read 15 books and complete the 30 day Jump Rope Challenge as offered by Crossrope.

#BFC19

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iamcourtneyb
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Izzy‘s helping me read the newest book by my favorite author Ruth Ware. I‘ve been dying to start it for weeks! It‘s been a long week of teaching 6th graders, so the thunderstorm outside, pumpkin spice candle, glass of Merlot, and good book is just what I needed!

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candc320
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I won these awesome keychains just for being a subscriber to Ruth Ware‘s emails! I‘ve never won a contest like that before! I‘m excited to use them.

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Avidreader25
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A twisty new thriller from Ware, this one is my favorite since her first book. It‘s a modern-day retelling of The Turn of the Screw. Rowan is a nanny is hired to care for two young girls at a remote Scottish home. The house is completely automated leading to more confusion than convenience. There are many cheap scares, but it chilled me. It moves slowly at first, but the tension builds as Rowan loses sleep. She‘s a classic unreliable narrator.

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rsteve388
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Clwojick Woohoo! Thanks for the repost! You‘re awesome 👻🖤♥️😈💜🧟‍♀️ 3w
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LegallyBooked
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Love Ruth Ware! I will say that I did feel like this book was very slow at points however when it picked up, I was really into it. The ending has left me with so many questions though 😵😵😵

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everfree7
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I enjoyed it, but the things that were scaring Rowan seemed too obviously ghostly. Like a general woo woo.

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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LOVED this book!!

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Ehh, I may be giving up on this one. My book club picked it. I gave it about 50 pages, but if we‘re being honest, I‘m kind of over the unreliable narrator who‘s been accused of a crime that we don‘t know if she committed or not because we only get her account of the story. I have so many other books waiting for me. #movingon 🤷‍♀️

cathysaid Yes!!! That sort of narration has bothered me for a while. It‘s been done. And done. And done again. Enough! 3w
lele1432 I hate the unreliable narrator trope. I really liked this one but I think the audio version really enhanced it. Not sure it would have hit the same in print. 🤔 3w
Erinreadsthebooks @lele1432 I think you‘re right. My coworker really loved the audio version, too. 3w
Erinreadsthebooks @cathysaid Yes, preach!!! 🙌 And they‘ll keep publishing and marketing these books, and BOTM will keep choosing them as options...It‘s a vicious, never ending cycle. 3w
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1MoreChapter
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This book has a gothic feel to it, creepy but not scary and a few twists.
#bookphotography
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RvnclawWhovian Love that candle! 4w
Monica5 On my TBR Pile. Love her books! 4w
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everfree7

Just started this one and I like it so far. Jane Eyre and Turn of the Screw vibes.

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rsteve388
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#Scarathon There is still time to join this!

Fill out this form to sign up! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTZpXDsfr9zIKBkUeLFO2Xc0pFo3zaz6_Bfh5T...

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Hooked_on_books
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Rowan takes a nanny job at a remote Scottish house and we know from the start that something has gone terribly wrong. I love Ware and think she‘s a master of structure: she balances between building the tension and calming it back down. Plus she doesn‘t wrap things up until the very last page without it seeming rushed or sudden. Great thriller.

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Samplergal
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Not my favorite, but still good. Another audiobook while I downsize. It‘s painful.

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iamcourtneyb
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Haven‘t been on here in a while. Since the school year started, all my time is consumed with lesson plans, papers to grade, and constant seating chart revisions. Oh! And cheerleading practice (I‘m the coach!) Ahhh, the joys of teaching middle school! And these poor little souls are still waiting patiently for me to tend to them. Already looking forward to our first break to dive into these lovelies!

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rsteve388
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Turn of the Key I think will be my mystery read for october: I am participating in All Hallows‘ Read! @MaleficentBookDragon has opened up the swap! Sign ups now - see her page for link!!!!

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Ekkross
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The first 300 pages were atmospherically creepy enough to make me sleep with a light on.

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Kempfme
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Really enjoying this read. Love how Ware makes you think one way and then the other.

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Samplergal
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Next up!

Latrelwhite You‘re going to love it! 💕 4w
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Avidreader25
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My 10 year old kindle (named Argos), broke tonight. I literally cried. I‘m sure sleep deprivation caused by a fussy infant was part of it, but I‘m sad regardless. When my husband got me this kindle for Christmas a decade ago I didn‘t think I even wanted it. But over the years I‘ve loved taking it on trips and using it while nursing in the middle of the night. So here‘s to wine and ice cream making me feel a bit better about losing my old friend.

tjwill Sorry about Argos! Enjoy your ice cream and wine! (edited) 1mo
Gezemice Oh no! Sorry! I had one just like it... I have upgraded to Paperwhite since but handed it down to family with my books on it. Since they don‘t let you lend Kindle books - this is one way to do it... 1mo
tournevis Good bye Argos. You were well loved. 1mo
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Tamra 😢 I hope your next e-reader is as beloved. 1mo
xicanti Oh no! I would‘ve cried, too. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Oh man! 1mo
Megabooks Cheers to a good friend! I‘m sorry it died. May your next Kindle see you through a new decade of fun and excitement, especially with your new little one! 🥂 1mo
Avidreader25 Thanks guys. 💙 2w
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LauraAndTaraAndBooks
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When edges and endpapers are approximately 30% responsible for my purchasing decisions, is that a sign that I have a problem...?

Cinfhen Stunning 1mo
DrexEdit Drooool! 😍 I don't see any problems here! 😊😄 1mo
Redwritinghood No! Sounds completely rational to me. 1mo
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Come-read-with-me @LauraAndTaraAndBooks Seems completely normal to me! 1mo
CrowCAH Soo cool! 😍 1mo
LauraAndTaraAndBooks @Cinfhen @DrexEdit @Redwritinghood @Come-read-with-me @CrowCAH thanks! Love all you Littens, you beautiful bunch of enablers 🤣 1mo
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eloreads
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🌟2.5/5
Mostly disappointed in this book. I‘d expected it to be creepy and all I got was a very descriptive day to day account of Rowan‘s life as a nanny. #botm

vivastory Ha! Exactly how I felt! 1mo
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pariisannja
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So, Ruth Ware has quickly become one of my new favorite authors. Rowan is a compelling character but also a liar. An unreliable narrator who wants to make you believe that she is just an innocent nanny who is accused of a crime that she never committed. But is she? Overall this book makes you question everything you think you know regarding each of the characters. Who is innocent and who is guilty?

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Star1
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Awesomely gothic. Great for prelude to Halloween. Read the story when the leaves fall, with a hot cup or cocoa and tree limbs scraping windows eerily. Delicious!

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Booknerd2
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A very creepy read. It would be a great read for October!!! My favorite by Ruth Ware, so far. 🧡🖤🧡🖤

Cathythoughts Stacking 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Miss_Gilmore This one is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read! 1mo
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jillannjohn
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80 pages in and hoping this picks up soon!
Scooby is not impressed so far! 🐱

MelissaSue81 I found that nothing much really “happens” in this one until the end.. not the kind of thriller where you figure things out bit by bit.. 1mo
jillannjohn @MelissaSue81 I‘m getting that feeling. I‘m also not loving the letter writing format. But now I gotta see how it ends! 1mo
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