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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 babyWho is the child and what really happened that dayOne person knows the truth if only Seraphine can find he. An exuisitely spun web of spellbinding secrets and dark deceit This suspenseful story Will keep you riveted from first line to last a magical tale that will awaken your imagination and stretch your mindEmma Rouz has woven together an enchanting story that will make the unbelievable believableThis book is like a walk on a foggy morning when you start out you can barely see your hand in front of your face but as you go on the fog begins to Clear The path is Windee with some unexpected twists and you may not end up where you originally thought you would but every step was SO worth the satisfying endA grande estate a set of twins a mysterious photograph and a rumor of a curse Seraphine has always felt as though she didn t uite belong so when she discovers a picture after her father passes away A picture with only one babySeraphine is convinced than ever that things are not as she s been told her entire life is the baby in the picture her or her twin brother Danny And why are both babies not in the picture And how can her mother look so happy when merely hours later she takes her own life So many uestions and only one person who knows the answersThis book was told from duel perspectives Seraphine and her struggle to finding who she really is and Laura The au pair in 1991 when she was working for the family taking care of Edwin the twins older brother both these characters were likable and sympathetic but I have to admit Laura really stole the show for me A better au pair you could not ask for not to mention the girl was thrown into this dysfunctional family s dramaA captivating creepy story with a gothic vibe that will keep you glued to those pages A dark deceptive tail that will leave your mind reeling and your heart racing An absolute must read Strongly recommend huge thanks to Berkley for my copy of this book

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The Au Pair

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 cloak. The Au Pair by Emma Rous is a 2019 Berkley Books publication A wickedly dark wildly entertaining mesmerizing tale Seraphine Mayes is mourning the untimely death of her father who died in a freak accident Staying on at her family s summer home she is going through her father s things when she finds a photo of her mother taken on the day she committed suicide by throwing herself off a cliff But what strikes her as odd is that her mother had just given birth to twins Seraphine and her brother Danny when the photo was snapped However her mother is only holding one baby At the edge of the photo is a woman later identified as Laura the au pair who had been hired to care for Seraphine s older brother at the time Why is there only one baby in the photo Which baby is in the picture Is it Seraphine or Danny With no one willing or able to answer her uestions Seraphine goes in search of the only other adult present that day who can provide her with answers the Au Pair This is a bizarre twisted family saga filled to the brim with secrets misconceptions coverups and deceptions The atmosphere drew me it immediately as did the stylish blend of noir mixed with contemporary Gothic The dual timeline is the perfect format for this type of story with Laura narrating events from the past and Seraphine providing the present day narrative The past and present slowly converges with ripples of shockwaves building to a massive eruption leaving every single character and the reader shaken to the core There s plenty to chew on if one wishes to delve into the psychology of the story which is deeper than it may appear Seraphine especially has specific fears which drive her to obsessively seek proof of her heritage and identity The folklore tales of Sprites and the rumor of a family curse only heightens Seraphine s paranoia The many revelations and mind bending twists however are jaw droppingly entertaining This book has been compared to the VC Andrews style of shocking Gothic family theatrics by some editorial reviewers as well as to Kate Morton who famously combines the past with the present and adds a Gothic flavor to her stories as well Initially I scoffed at such a notion but strange as it sounds the two styles do complement one another So I m going to concur However I think this book can be enjoyed in a variety of ways It is historical fiction a domestic family drama and a suspenseful mystery Also if you are a fan of Gothic novels old or new or if you like a story with a noir ish atmosphere this book is one you might want to considerOverall this is my kind of book A gripping spellbinding tale and a very impressive debut by Emma Rous

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S changelings and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circleNow an adult Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father While going through his belongings she uncovers a family photograph that raises dangerous uestions It was taken on the day. 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 uestions 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 in hopes that she ll provide her the answers she s looking for The chapters alternate between Seraphine in the present and Laura in the past when she moves into Summerbourne as their new au pair I could not stand Seraphine I found her completely annoying I thought her behavior often than not was atrocious and I found it very hard to garner any sympathy for her plight This woman went from 0 to 60 in 1 second after finding that picture She went from a grieving daughter to Who am I Who are my REAL parents From here she accuses pretty much every one around her of lying to her My urge to smack this woman grew with every turn of the page I found Laura s chapters much interesting which gave me the resolve to finish this book While it may of been interesting it uickly morphed into the ridiculous towards the end view spoilerYou aren t going to tell me that NO ONE knew or even suspected that Laura was pregnant because she was tall How coincidental that after birthing Ruth s baby that she herself would go into labor That s just a little too convenient for me hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “The Au Pair

  1. says:

    35 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 e

  2. says:

    Mystiue atmosphere and surprising twists This novel was so captivating that I did not want to put it down There

  3. says:

    The Au Pair by Emma Rous is a 2019 Berkley Books publication A wickedly dark wildly entertaining mesmerizing tale Seraphine Mayes is mourning the untimely death of her father who died in a freak accident Staying on at her family’s summer home she is going through her father’s things when she finds a photo of her mother taken on the day she committed suicide by throwing herself off a cliff But what strikes her as odd

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    35 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 a

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    My reviews can also be seen at book opens in August 2017 Seraphine's father recently passed away so she is sorting through his things She comes across a picture of her mother father and older brother Edwin Her mother is holding a ba

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    Seraphine Mayes recently lost her father in a tragic accident When cleaning out his belongings from their home Sum

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    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 solvedWh

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    Oh what a tangled web 🕸 325 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

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    An exuisitely spun web of spellbinding secrets and dark deceit This suspenseful story Will keep you riveted from

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    35 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 twoA gothic toned