New Book Review
Happy Sunday dear reader! The House on Maple Street is undergoing final edits. Check back later in the week for the unveiling of the cover art. It’s coming along beautifully and I’m so excited to share it with you!
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Today I’m reviewing a recent read, The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. The story opens with Rowan Caine, in prison, seeking a new attorney after she was convicted of murder. She goes on to explain her story of accepting a nanny position in the Scottish Highlands and the twists and turns that led to the death of one of her young charges.
The entire story is a letter to an attorney Caine is seeking to represent her in an appeal and goes into great detail of everything that occurred during her time working for the family living in Heatherbrae House. There is also a great deal of time spent on the historic home having been updated to a smart house in a way that just felt odd. It’s a lot of detail to pack into a letter to an attorney, who likely would not have taken the time to read all of it. And many of these details were irrelevant to her case.
Overall, the story takes quite a while to build before racing to the finish. This was the first work I have read by Ruth Ware and while not my favorite thriller, I will look for other works by her.
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