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TitleThe Au Pair
AuthorEmma Rous
ISBN0440000459
ImprintEmma Rous Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages384

Description

A grand estate, terrible secrets, and a young woman who bears witness to it all If V C Andrews and Kate Morton had a literary love child, Emma Rous The Au Pair would be it.Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother Danny were born in the middle of summer at their family s estate on the Norfolk coast Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle.Now an adult, Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father While going through his belongings, she uncovers a family photograph that raises dangerous questions It was taken on the day the twins were born, and in the photo, their mother, surrounded by her husband and her young son, is beautifully dressed, smiling serenely, and holding just one baby.Who is the child and what really happened that day One person knows the truth, if only Seraphine can find her.

Reviews

Melissa

The Au Pair By Emma Rous

3.5 stars The Au Pair is than a decent read, the difference between good and great coming down to the reader s acceptance of the serpentine ending a la V.C Andrews and the author s reliance on a particularly weak plot device.Stylistically, Emma Rous blends contemporary fiction with domestic ... (Sign in to see more)


Holly B

The Au Pair By Emma Rous

Mystique, atmosphere, and surprising twists This novel was so captivating that I did not want to put it down There is a compelling aura of mystery that hovers around the birth of the twins Seraphine and Danny.The twins were born at home at the family s beautiful, sprawling Norfolk estate A photograp... (Sign in to see more)


Meredith

The Au Pair By Emma Rous

3.5 starsTwisted, compulsively readable psychological thriller that centers on deeply hidden family secrets. 25 year old Seraphine buried her father 3 weeks ago and is struggling While she has her twin brother, Danny, and older brother, Edwin, to offer support, she feels like an outsider in ... (Sign in to see more)


Katie B

The Au Pair By Emma Rous

4.5 starsSuch a page turner, I ended up finishing it in a day It s just one of those good old popcorn eating reads in which you can t wait to see how everything unfolds Seraphine and her twin brother Danny were only hours old when their mother committed suicide off the cliffs of the Norfolk coast No... (Sign in to see more)


j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]

The Au Pair By Emma Rous

FIVE STARSThe Au Pair is a delicious, old fashioned mystery complete with a gothic setting and a clever plot puzzle that just begs to be solved.While not exactly a psychological suspense type story, I found it to be just as page turnable as any thriller I thought I had most of the puzzle figured out... (Sign in to see more)


Michelle

The Au Pair By Emma Rous

Seraphine Mayes recently lost her father in a tragic accident When cleaning out his belongings from their home, Summerbourne, she finds a long lost picture she had never seen before In it is her mother, Ruth, and her father, Domenic, holding a new born baby It was taken the day she was born but wher... (Sign in to see more)


*TUDOR^QUEEN*

The Au Pair By Emma Rous

Thank you to the publisher Berkley who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss.Summerbourne is an English country estate set against the beach and cliffs, a beloved refuge of the Summerbourne family However, over the years it has suffered heartbreaking tragedies involving the death of a twin, ... (Sign in to see more)


Diane S ☔

The Au Pair By Emma Rous

3.5 Doesn t it just figure that after making the decision to read many less psychological thrillers next year, I would finish this year with a couple I actually liked This one begins with a death and a picture A picture that sends a young woman, one of a set of twins, scrambling for answers One baby... (Sign in to see more)


Mackey

The Au Pair By Emma Rous

The Au Pair by Emma Rous is part gothic suspense with a full measure of domestic noir if I were asked to choose the perfect suspense novel, it would There is absolutely nothing that I love than dark, domestic tales of suspense and murder The Au Pair has it all Seraphine and Danny are twins who, alo... (Sign in to see more)


(Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

The Au Pair By Emma Rous

Oh, what a tangled web 3.25 convoluted, family secrets filled stars for The Au Pair Within hours of her birth Seraphine Mayes mother Ruth had thrown herself from the cliffs near their family home 25 years later, as Seraphine mourns the death of her father she comes across a hidden, old family... (Sign in to see more)


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