Book Review: The Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware


Originally published in 2019, The Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware sees Rowan come across an advert that seems too good to be true: a live-in nanny position, with an extremely generous salary. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare – one that will end with her in a cell awaiting trial for murder. She knows she’s made mistakes. But she’s not guilty – at least not of murder. Which means someone else is…

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Book Review: One By One by Ruth Ware

“Getting snowed in at a beautiful, rustic mountain chalet doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world, especially when there’s a breathtaking vista, a cosy fire, and company to keep you warm. But what happens when that company is eight of your coworkers, and you can’t trust any of them?”

Published in 2020, One By One by Ruth Ware follows a trendy London-based tech startup on a weeklong trip to a rustic chalet in the snowy French Alps. But what starts out as a corporate retreat like any other, tensions begin to simmer and loyalties are tested when one shareholder upends the agenda by pushing a lucrative but contentious buyout offer. The storm brewing inside the chalet is no match for the one outside, however, and a devastating avalanche leaves the group cut off from all access to the outside world. Even worse, one Snooper hadn’t made it back from the slopes when the avalanche hit. As each hour passes without any sign of rescue, panic mounts, the chalet grows colder, and the group dwindles further… one by one.

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