February 02, 2019

#BookReview: The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Title: The Au Pair
Author: Emma Rous
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Pages: Paperback, 360
Published: Janurary 8th, 2019
Publisher: Berkley Books

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Synopsis:  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.




About the Author: 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.






Praise for The Au Pair

An Indie Next and Library Reads Pick!



“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



“This is one hell of a ride”—New York Post



“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 



“A splendid read that will be best enjoyed with a book club or a buddy, as you’ll be itching to digest the tale’s twists with someone else, especially when you reach the jaw-drop­ping climax.”—BookPage



“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



"Emma Rous's engrossing debut novel is delightfully lurid and evocative. Full of twists, turns and red herrings, the mystery is satisfyingly complex with a nice touch of romance on the side…a juicy and compelling read, by a promising new author.”—Shelf Awareness (starred review)





My Review:  An easy way to review this one was that it was very slow.  I was very bored and I have no idea why I even completed this one.   Jessica did the smart thing and DNFed it. But for some reason, I held on and got through the entire thing.  Parts of this story were very confusing and I still don't really know what I just read.  If you are looking for a mystery, thriller about family. I would try another title vs. making your way through this mess. 



Go Into This One Knowing: Confusing, Boring
 








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