The Au Pair



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. Download The Au Pair – e17streets4all.co.ukThe Au Pair

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • The Au Pair
  • Emma Rous
  • English
  • 03 April 2017
  • 0440000459

10 thoughts on “The Au Pair

  1. says:

    3.5 stars The Au Pair isthan 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 noir, setting her mystery at a country home A yellow bricked, seaside, family estate, Summerbourne s history and its inhabitants shrouded in secrets The most jarring tale making the rounds, twins n 3.5 stars The Au Pair isthan 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 de...

  2. says:

    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 photograph is taken of the parents, their older son Edwin, and their mother, Ruth Although, she is only holding only one of her newborn twins Where is the second twin Which one is in the photograph 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 photograph is taken of the parents, their older son Edwin, and their mother, Ruth Although, she is only holding only one of her newborn twins Where is the second twin Which one is i...

  3. says:

    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 her family she always has Her mother committed suicide the day she and Danny were born, and now parentless, she seeks to find answers to the questions she had about her mother s death As she tries to unc 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 her family she always has Her mother committed suicide the day she and Danny were born, and now parentless, she seeks to find answers to the questions she had about her mother s death As she tries to uncover what happened the day her mother died, she begins to question her own origins There is only one person she believes has the answers she seeks Laura, Edwin s childhood Au Pair, Laura, who was present for her birth She tr...

  4. says:

    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 Now an adult, Seraphine is mourning the death of her father While going through his possessions at the family estate, she uncovers a family photograph of her parents, older brother Edwin, and a baby 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 Now an adult, Seraphine is mourning the death of her father While going through his possessions at the family estate, she uncovers a family photograph of her parents, older brother Edwin, and a baby on what looks like the day she and Danny were born But what strikes Seraphine is odd is her mother is smiling in the photo even though in a mere matter of hours she kills herself and there is only one baby in the photograph What does this mean and will she be able to find the answers she is looking for even though so many years have passed In terms of sheer entertainment, this was a 5 star read I loved the dual timelines o...

  5. says:

    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, but it is a bit complicated and I could never work out one piece of the puzzle That piece, indeed, turned out to be the biggest reveal at the end.If you are an Agatha Christie fan at heart, you wi FIVE STARSThe Au Pair is a delicious, old fashioned mystery complete with a gothic setting and a clever plot puzzle that ...

  6. says:

    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 where is her twin brother Danny Why wouldn t all four of them be in the picture And why did her mother throw herself off the cliffs into the sea below only hours after their birth Seraphine question 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 where is her twin brother Danny Why wouldn t all four of them be in the picture And why did her mother throw herself off the cliffs into the sea below only hours after their birth Seraphine questions her older brother Edwin about the picture He can t tell her much except that the picture was taken by his au pair, Laura, who never returned after their mothers suicide Seraphine makes it her mission to track down Laura ...

  7. says:

    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, and the suicide of a mother In 1992 Ruth Mayes Summerbourne heir threw herself off the cliff in back of...

  8. says:

    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, when there should have been two.A gothic toned storyline, a past that holds many secrets and deceptions, and a determined young woman bent on finding answers There were so many babies in this, i 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, when there should have been two.A gothic toned storyline, a past that holds many secrets and deceptions, and a determined young woman bent on finding answers There were so many babies in this, it made my head hurt trying to figure out whose baby belonged to whom Where do they all belong A young au pair that finds herself right in the middle of a drama Folk takes about twins where one does...

  9. says:

    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 lovethan dark, domestic tales of suspense and murder The Au Pair has it all Seraphine and Danny are twins who, along with their older brother, Edwin, have been raised on an old Victorian esta...

  10. says:

    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 photo Seraphine never had a photo with her mother but in this photo dated on the day she was born her mother sits, smiling, cradling an infant, surrounded by her older son and husband This photo would 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 ha...

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