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The Au Pair

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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 smiling serenely and holding just one baby. Who is the child, and what really happened that day?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 23mm | 308g
  • English
  • 0440000459
  • 9780440000457
  • 668,308

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Praise for The Au Pair "This will keep you turning those pages. The characters are still playing on my mind."--Jane Corry, USA Today bestselling author of My Husband's Wife "Entrancing and compelling, The Au Pair seamlessly alternates between two riveting narrators. Atmospheric and reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier's work, it's a beautiful read that delivers a shocking and satisfying ending."--Liv Constantine, USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

"As delicious and spellbinding as a soap opera, complete with the dramatic moments and outrageous twists. A promising first novel from Rous, The Au Pair is an absolutely absorbing and scandalous page-turner."--Booklist "With a transporting sense of place and gripping story line, The Au Pair delves into the darkest of family secrets. A great read."--Eve Chase
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About Emma Rous

Emma Rous is a Cambridge University graduate who spent eighteen years working as a veterinary surgeon. She is now writing full-time, and lives with her husband and three school-age sons.
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Rating details

829 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 28% (228)
4 42% (347)
3 22% (185)
2 6% (47)
1 3% (22)
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