Review The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

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.

4 stars

The Au Pair was an interesting and fast paced story!The story is told in alternating timelines and takes place in a small English town. The setting was perfect and I love the mystery around the story!

The plot was perfect and the writing flawless, I enjoyed most of the story.However, the ending was ok in my opinion.I was a little confused in some parts closer to the end and the ending felt a little bit over the top for me.

Overall, it was a unique story and I'm looking forward to read more books from Emma Rous!  

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