Book Event

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Jan 14 @ 7 PM - Mystery Book Club - Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Join us on January 14 at 7:00 p.m. as we discuss The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. 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. 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.

Zoom Meeting - Register online by clicking on this link, or call us at 794-2570 ask for Programming. You will receive the link the day of the program.

The eBook version of The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware can be accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.

The Turn of the Key was inspired by the 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. One of the best film adaptations of this work is The Innocents (1961) starring Deborah Kerr. We will include this movie in our discussion and compare it to The Turn of the Key. The Innocents can be watched for free on Youtube by clicking on this link.

If you are interested in reading The Turn of the Screw, the eBook can accessed through the Nassau Digital Doorway.

Discussion guide for The Turn of the Key.

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