THE AU PAIR, by Emma Rous, PenguinRandomHouse


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.

Out January 2019

360 pages approx.

Reader’s Guide Included


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Holy smokes! I absolutely loved this book. It is a thriller… so go figure 🙂

Everything creepy and strange happens in this book.  There’s secrets everywhere, behaviors off the charts and mysteries that need solving… And the ending! The who dunnit is going to knock you on your ass.

I loved everything: the author’s voice, all the twisty turns, the fast-paced plot, the undertones of malice, and the villain, oooooooo

I gave this book:


five star rating


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