Review: The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Let’s start at the end. The end of this book, is so insanely ridiculous. Perplexing to the point of cuckoo status.

Emma Rous is selling you a mental twist of convoluted lunacy at the end of this book … AND I BOUGHT IT. It’s a massive chunk of bunk. But, I paid my fee, and I bought THE WHOLE CHUNK.

I tore through this story in a day – sucked in from the very beginning and I bought every bit of tomfoolery that concluded this super soapy and twisty thriller of a family drowning in dark secrets and overflowing with a considerable amount of questions. And it seems that only the Au Pair can shed the light and provide some answers.

Why did Seraphine’s mother throw herself off the cliffs the day her and her twin brother were born? And now her father is gone, too. And she finds the last photo her mother ever took. But she’s only holding ONE baby???

Seraphine goes on a whirlwind tour of the past – and it’s a crazy wild ride, that ends with a…. well, I’ve told you how insane it ends already. You just need to read it to find out yourself!

Get it here at Amazon —> The Au Pair by Emma Rous


  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (January 8, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440000459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440000457


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From Amazon:

If V. C. Andrews and Kate Morton had a literary love child, Emma Rous’ The Au Pair would be it.

One of the most anticipated books of 2019 from Pop Sugar, Bustle, Cosmo, Parade, and Goodreads!

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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