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The Au Pair: A spellbinding mystery full of dark family secrets (Paperback)
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The Au Pair: A spellbinding mystery full of dark family secrets (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages
Published: 11/07/2019
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***NOW AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER***

COSMOPOLITAN 'BOOKS OF 2019 TO BRING TO YOUR BOOKCLUB'

'Entrancing, compelling, atmospheric, reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier. A beautiful read that delivers a shocking and satisfying ending' Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs Parrish

'Delicious and spellbinding . . . absolutely absorbing and scandalous' Booklist

'Enthralling and addictive' Lisa Ballantyne, bestselling author of The Guilty One

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Seraphine Mayes and her brother Danny are the first set of twins to be born at Summerbourne House. But on the day they were born their mother threw herself to her death, their au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of a stolen baby.

Now twenty-five, and mourning the recent death of her father, Seraphine uncovers a family photograph taken on the day the twins were born featuring both parents posing with just one baby. Seraphine soon becomes fixated with the notion that she and Danny might not be twins after all, that she wasn't the baby born that day and that there was more to her mother's death than she has ever been told...

Why did their beloved au pair flee that day?
Where is she now?
Does she hold the key to what really happened?

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'Don't just pick up and read Emma Rous' The Au Pair, dive into it and get washed away with it' A bookseller

'Filled with mystery and intrigue. I was gripped until the very last page!' Fiona Valpy, bestselling author of Sea of Memories

'This will keep you turning those pages. The characters are still playing on my mind' Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife

'One hell of a ride' New York Post

'Vivid characters, a magical setting and a tightly knitted plot . . . jaw-dropping climax' Bookpage

'Family secrets come to light in this compelling debut with a gothic touch and a shocking denouement. Enthralling and addictive' Lisa Ballantyne, bestselling author of The Guilty One

'A page-turner' Publisher's Weekly

'A juicy and compelling read by a promising new author' Shelf Awareness

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349419084
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Entrancing and compelling . . . atmospheric and reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier's work, it's a beautiful read that delivers a shocking and satisfying ending. -- Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
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
Don't just pick up and read Emma Rous' The Au Pair, dive into it and get washed away with it. * A bookseller *
This will keep you turning those pages. The characters are still playing on my mind -- Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife
This intriguing novel, which goes back and forth in time, will keep you hooked until the end * Weekend West *
One hell of a ride * New York Post *
Shocking . . . transportive * Independent i *

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“Emma Rous – The Au Pair”

After her beloved father has died, Seraphine Mayes digs into her family’s history. When she finds a photograph of her mother, her older brother Edwin and one baby, she is astonished: it must have been taken on the day... More

Paperback edition
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“Good story”

I was so excited about this book! I love thrillers like this. It was kind of a mystery but very suspenseful like a thriller.

I was so intrigued throughout the story. It was hard to stop reading, because I wanted to... More

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“5 star story”

As a book takes me on a journey I find myself wondering where I am going, what’s going to happen next, if I can figure it out too early I sometimes lose interest. With The Au Pair I was kept guessing, kept peeking... More

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