The Au Pair

The Au Pair

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 Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother Danny were born in the middle of summer at their family?s estate on the Norfo...

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Title:The Au Pair
Author:Emma Rous
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Au Pair
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:360 pages pages

The Au Pair Reviews

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Nov 29, 2018
    This was a gripping, mysterious, and captivating read. Once I started it, I could not stay away from it. Seraphine is mourning the death of her father and looking through old pictures when she stumbles upon an odd photograph, in it her mother is posing with a baby the same day she a...
  • Selena
    Sep 05, 2018
    I received an an advanced readers copy of The Au Pair by Emma Rous from Goodreads for my honest review. The Au Pair, was a wonderfully twisted and sinister read. It is the story follows two women, Seraphine Mayes and Laura Silveira. Seraphine finds an old family picture, taken on th...
  • Lori
    Oct 01, 2018
    This was definitely a page-turner that had me up until past my bedtime trying to squeeze in one more chapter. A complex storyline of who?s who. Only reason for the 4 stars is that I thought the ending was a bit tedious. Overall, a good novel. ...
  • Book of Secrets
    Jan 07, 2019
    4.5 Stars ? Seraphine and Danny are twins, and on the day they were born back in 1992, their mother jumped from the cliffs behind their coastal estate of Summerbourne. Much later, after the death of their father, Seraphine comes across an old photo from that fateful day that raises s...
  • Diane S ☔
    Dec 19, 2018
    3.5 Doesn't it just figure that after making the decision to read many less psychological thrillers next year, I would finish this year with a couple I actually liked. This one begins with a death and a picture. A picture that sends a young woman, one of a set of twins, scrambling for ...
  • Larry H
    Mar 07, 2019
    I'm between 3.5 and 4 stars, so I'll round up. Seraphine and Danny Mayes are twins, born at Summerbourne, their family's estate on the English coast. Not long after their birth, their troubled mother, Ruth, leapt off the cliffs and fell to her death. And as if that tragedy wasn'...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Sep 01, 2018
    ???? / 5 If you want a book that ends with a huge, unbelievable twist, then The Au Pair by Emma Rous is going to be the one for you! What it's about: Seraphine Mayes and her brothers Danny and Edwin lost their mom to suicide when she and Danny were newborn twins. Their ol...
  • Jen
    Jan 16, 2019
    This read was out of my normal daily reads routine; but I am glad that I picked it up and gave it a try. I am finding that it is nice to read something a little different as it is getting harder to find unique books in the romance genre lately. "The Au Pair" is not a romance....more of...
  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
    Dec 09, 2018
    4 Stars! Why did he say I was impossible? Who Am I? Seraphine is mourning her Dad's death with her twin brother Danny and their older brother Edwin. They recently buried him when Seraphine starts searching through his things. She comes across a questionable photograph that send...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Jan 11, 2019
    Seraphine returns to her family's home after her father's funeral. She is joined by her twin brother Danny and her older brother Edwin. While cleaning up her father's possessions, she discovers an old photograph that raises some troubling questions. The photo is dated from the twins?...
  • Linda
    Aug 12, 2018
    A House of Mirrors...... You know the experience. Where things are completely distorted and take on highly exaggerated shapes of their own. What exactly is real and what is not? Seraphine Mayes returns to the family estate on the coast of Norfolk. She is joined by her twin brothe...
  • Melissa
    Dec 26, 2018
    *3.5 stars* The Au Pair is more than a decent read, the difference between good and great coming down to the reader?s acceptance of the serpentine ending?a la V.C. Andrews?and the author?s reliance on a particularly weak plot device. Stylistically, Emma Rous blends cont...
  • Felicia
    Dec 20, 2018
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Yay me! I entered the giveaway because the blurb compared it to V C. Andrews work which, we all know, is beyond compare. I know, you don't need to say it. Lesson learned. I kept putting off reading it in favor of other books that I felt I ...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Dec 17, 2018
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com There has been a significant amount of hype attached to The Au Pair, the debut family mystery come thriller from British author Emma Rous. Touted as ?the biggest debut of 2019? on the front cover, it certainly has some great initial pull powe...
  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    Nov 25, 2018
    Thank you to the publisher Berkley who provided an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. Summerbourne is an English country estate set against the beach and cliffs, a beloved refuge of the Summerbourne family. However, over the years it has suffered heartbreaking tragedies involving th...
  • Mackey
    Nov 18, 2018
    The Au Pair by Emma Rous is part gothic suspense with a full measure of domestic noir! if I were asked to choose the perfect suspense novel, it would There is absolutely nothing that I love more than dark, domestic tales of suspense and murder. The Au Pair has it all. Seraphine...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    Jan 05, 2019
    Oh, what a tangled web! ? 3.25 convoluted, family secrets filled stars ? for The Au Pair Within hours of her birth Seraphine Mayes' mother Ruth had thrown herself from the cliffs near their family home. 25 years later, as Seraphine mourns the death of her father she comes acro...
  • Meredith
    Nov 27, 2018
    3.5 stars Twisted, compulsively readable psychological thriller that centers on deeply hidden family secrets. 25-year-old Seraphine buried her father 3 weeks ago and is struggling. While she has her twin brother, Danny, and older brother, Edwin, to offer support, she feels like...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jan 08, 2019
    4 gothic and complex stars to The Au Pair! ? ? ? ? Seraphine and Danny, twins, are born on the coast of Norfolk, England. Not long after their births, their mother commits suicide, and their au pair flees. After that, the village goes wild with rumors about dark things ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Jan 07, 2019
    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 unb...
  • Holly  B
    Nov 21, 2018
    Mystique, atmosphere, and surprising twists! This novel was so captivating that I did not want to put it down! There is a compelling aura of mystery that hovers around the birth of the twins- Seraphine and Danny. The twins were born at home at the family's beautiful, sprawling ...
  • Nazanin
    Dec 30, 2018
    4.5 Stars Everything began with a photograph? Seraphine has a twin brother, Danny, and an older brother, Edwin. The day they were born their mother died. Now after 25 years their father is dead and Seraphine found a family photograph from the day they were born when they were o...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Dec 15, 2018
    3.5 Stars! Gripping, twisted & captivating! THE AU PAIR by EMMA ROUS is an engaging, dark, mysterious and gothic tale of suspense that immediately piqued my interest and took me on a thrilling and bumpy roller coaster ride. I definitely found the premise of this book quite appea...
  • Kendall
    Nov 26, 2018
    Happy publication day to this mysterious read!! WOW...... what a book! Mysterious, beautiful, and addicting! Ok... let's all acknowledge that cover... ok it's fantastic! This was one of my most anticipated reads for 2018 and I have to say that Emma Rous did not disappoint...
  • Katie B
    Aug 28, 2018
    4.5 stars Such a page turner, I ended up finishing it in a day. It's just one of those good old popcorn eating reads in which you can't wait to see how everything unfolds. Seraphine and her twin brother Danny were only hours old when their mother committed suicide off the cliffs...
  • Michelle
    Jun 26, 2018
    Seraphine Mayes recently lost her father in a tragic accident. When cleaning out his belongings from their home, Summerbourne, she finds a long lost picture she had never seen before. In it is her mother, Ruth, and her father, Domenic, holding a new born baby. It was taken the day she ...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Dec 18, 2018
    4 stars! A gripping, atmospheric and jaw-dropping read! This novel follows the Mayes family, whose history holds many secrets. Seraphine Mayes is grieving the death of her father. While helping to clear out her father?s vast estate, she stumbles across a photograph that leads to s...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Jan 08, 2019
    Even deeply buried secrets have a way of coming out. It takes only a small thread of information to unravel a tightly woven web of lies. And when we find those threads, it?s pretty hard not to pull them. But what if the truth is worse than the lie? That?s always the problem with se...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Dec 16, 2018
    FIVE STARS The Au Pair is a delicious, old-fashioned mystery complete with a gothic setting and a clever plot puzzle that just begs to be solved. While not exactly a psychological suspense type story, I found it to be just as page-turnable as any thriller. I thought I had most of...
  • NZLisaM
    Dec 15, 2018
    An eerie, claustrophobic family saga. Cross V.C. Andrews with Agatha Christie and you have The Au Pair. On the day twins, Seraphine and Danny Mayes, were born, their mother jumped from the cliff at their Norfolk estate ? Summerbourne. Twenty five years later, mourning the rec...