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The Au Pair

The Au Pair

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‘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

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?

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 addictiveLisa 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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 6th December 2018

Price: £13.99

ISBN-13: 9780349419077

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 <i>The Last Mrs. Parrish</i>
This will keep you turning those pages. The characters are still playing on my mind
Jane Corry, bestselling author of <i>My Husband’s Wife</i>
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
One hell of a ride
New York Post
This intriguing novel, which goes back and forth in time, will keep you hooked until the end
Weekend West
Don't just pick up and read Emma Rous' The Au Pair, dive into it and get washed away with it.
A bookseller