Review | The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

“The ghosts, she had sobbed. The ghosts wouldn’t like it.” 3.5/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: poisonous plants, smart houses, dusty attics, stolen necklaces, disobedient kids, doll heads, baby monitors, job interviews, dead crows and turning keys.

I have weird mixed feelings.

Since The Turn of the Key is a book everyone under the sun is recommending, I finally decided to give it a go! When I finally picked it up a few days ago, I was fully immersed in the story, I was scared most of the time and – because of the power of any good mystery novel – I was intrigued to know how it was all going to end. There’s definitely something nerve racking about the house history, and the poison garden and the previous family. Even the Happy application was kind of creepy sometimes!

The problem is, when I finally reached the end I was disappointed. What made me so interested in the story is the fact that there was so much build-up and backstory and twists throughout the book… but then you get to the conclusion, and the explanation is week and rushed.

I try to keep my expectations low, but it’s difficult when everyone seems to love this book. I mean, I get it. I have to admit it was really entertaining and for the most part it’s still a good thriller/mystery. The final explanation was what ruined it for me!

xoxo, Neide

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