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Author: Ruth Ware Narrator: Imogen Church Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2019 ISBN: 9781508284123
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.

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.

Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, The Turn of the Key is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Imogen Church narrates Ruth Ware's unsettling update of Henry James's TURN OF THE SCREW. Nanny Rowan Caine arrives for her first day at what seems like a dream job to find that things are not as perfect as they first seemed. The house's 'smart' system malfunctions in the middle of the night, and the children hate her for no apparent reason. Church ably handles the children's voices and the range of accents, including the Scottish housekeeper's. Her increasingly hysterical performance captures Rowan's slow unraveling, upping the creepy factor as the novel's heavily foreshadowed tragedy draws near. This outstanding listen should delight Ware's many fans."
  • “This appropriately twisty Turn of the Screw update finds the Woman in Cabin 10 author in her most menacing mode, unfurling a shocking saga of murder and deception.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “What Ware does beautifully is infuse The Turn of the Key with a creepy Gothic sensibility. For all of the novel’s contemporary touches…she has delivered an old-fashioned horror story.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Imogen Church…ably handles the children’s voices and the range of accents, including the Scottish housekeeper’s. Her increasingly hysterical performance captures Rowan’s slow unraveling, upping the creepy factor as the novel’s heavily foreshadowed tragedy draws near. This outstanding listen should delight Ware’s many fans. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “Ware cleverly puts a high-tech spin on [The Turn of the Screw’s] gothic foundations…with cellphones and Teslas that will enthrall today’s readers.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month selection
  • New York Times bestseller
  • A New York Times audio bestseller
  • An iBooks bestseller in Mysteries & Thrillers

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About the Author

Ruth Ware is a British author of suspense fiction whose novels have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists.

About the Narrator

Imogen Church, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, trained as an actress at the Drama Centre London, under Christopher Fettes, Yat Malmgren, and Reuven Adiv. Since graduating, she has worked extensively in theater, film, commercials, and comedy sketch work, and she also works regularly as a voice artist. As a screenwriter, her first screenplay won the 2009 award for Best Feature Screenplay at the Reel Women Film Festival in Los Angeles.