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The Au Pair by Emma Rous @EJRous @BerkleyPub #bookbestiesaupair #bookreview #pubday #aktbmbookblog

Happy Tuesday bibliophiles!

Super excited to share with you today my review for this thrilling thriller that is published today by Berkley๐Ÿ˜

This was a group read and we all absolutely loved all the twists and turns and reveals!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

The Au Pair by Emma Rous

My Thoughts

An exquisitely spun web of spellbinding secrets and dark deceit!

This suspenseful story Will keep you riveted from first line to last… a magical tale that will awaken your imagination and stretch your mind….Emma Rouz has woven together an enchanting story that will make the unbelievable believable….

This book is like a walk on a foggy morning… when you start out you can barely see your hand in front of your face… but as you go on the fog begins to Clear… The path is Windee with some unexpected twists and you may not end up where you originally thought you would…. but every step was SO worth the satisfying end….

A grande estate, a set of twins, a mysterious photograph, and a rumor of a curse… Seraphine has always felt as though she didnโ€™t quite belong… so when she discovers a picture after her father passes away… A picture with only one baby…Seraphine is more convinced than ever that things are not as sheโ€™s been told her entire life…. is the baby in the picture her or her twin brother Danny? And why are both babies not in the picture? And how can her mother look so happy when merely hours later she takes her own life? So many questions and only one person who knows the answers….

This book was told from duel perspectives… Seraphine and her struggle to finding who she really is… and Laura, The au pair, in 1991 when she was working for the family taking care of Edwin the twins older brother…. both these characters were likable and sympathetic, but I have to admit Laura really stole the show for me…. A better au pair you could not ask for…. not to mention the girl was thrown into this dysfunctional familyโ€™s drama…

A captivating creepy story with a gothic vibe that will keep you glued to those pages! A dark deceptive tail that will leave your mind reeling and your heart racing! An absolute must read! Strongly recommend!

*** huge thanks to Berkley for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

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 Rousโ€™ The Au Pair would be it.

Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother Danny were born in the middle of summer at their familyโ€™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.

The Besties Thoughts

Jennifer @TarheellReader

Holly @ Dressed to Read

Mackenzie @ PhDiva

Kendall

Book friends are the best friends! Beritโ˜€๏ธโœจ

Author:

We are Berit and Vicci... two girls from different parts of the world who were brought together by Goodreads and a love of all things books ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“š

40 thoughts on “The Au Pair by Emma Rous @EJRous @BerkleyPub #bookbestiesaupair #bookreview #pubday #aktbmbookblog

      1. Mine did too. She was such a sweet girl and great with Edwin! The step-dad was a monster…ugh! I’m glad things ended like they did though; I’d love a sequel to see how everything progressed!

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