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Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Community Room B
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney book group will host a discussion of The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. New attendees always welcome. Synopsis: 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.