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The Au Pair
The Au Pair | Emma Rous
"An addictive, highly commercial suspense novel featuring a grand estate, terrible secrets, and a young woman who bears witness to it all. If V.C. Andrews, Kate Morton, and Lexie Elliot had a love child, Emma Rous and THE AU PAIR would be it. 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, and mourning the recent death of her father, Seraphine begins to go through his belongings, when 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? Someone knows the truth, if only Seraphine can find her. The Au Pair" --
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LiseWorks
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June 30 #BookMoods Set in a place you love. I always like when a book is set near the ocean. @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Yes agreed🏖 🌊 7mo
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Betty_Boa
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Mehso-so

Took a break from reading Bridgeton series and It was Meh! At the end of the book it asks if you think everyone was equally to blame and no I think they took advantage of Laura for being young and Naive. Although it was frustration how she caught feelings so quickly but again young naive. Dominic should have known better than to take advantage of Laura. I understand Alex 's need to protect his child from Ruth but he also went about it horribly

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Madison91
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Mehso-so

I think it was just way too long to be good. Didn‘t make for a fast paced story.

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candc320
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I finished all but 20 pages of this book last night so I‘m counting it on my July #bookspinbingo board 😜. I enjoyed this mystery but not quite as much as I was expecting. Towards the end I was really just trying to finish so I could see how all the pieces finally fit together. I will say that it was quite descriptive and did make it easy to really see the action in my head. I will definitely read more by the author in the future! 🌟🌟🌟

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candc320
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Next pick from my wheel o‘ choices!

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bookandbedandtea
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Finding a photo taken the day she was born- the same day her mother later killed herself- Seraphine is filled with questions. If her mother was miserable enough for suicide why does she look so peaceful and happy? Why is there only one baby in the picture & is it her or her twin brother? Suddenly filled with questions about her family's history, & her own, she starts looking for answers. Danger and a great deal of melodrama ensures. This was ⬇️

bookandbedandtea ⬆️ entertaining but last few chapters reveal events that strain believability. 2y
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Mogoeg
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Solid thriller. I figured out the general outline of the twist/reveal about halfway through, but there were a lot of details that still surprised me in the end.

The writing is competent, but isn't going to win any awards (lots of descriptions of dilated pupils - weird, but whatever). Still, it was enjoyable way to pass the time as I sat in the jury pool room for a few hours on a cloudy Wednesday morning!

SilversReviews Ohhhh….this was good. 2y
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candc320
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I came across this in some “best of” sort of list and couldn‘t not pick it up! It sounds REALLY good! Taking it with me on my vacation in a few weeks!

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candority
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Mehso-so

I predicted one of the big twists, but was surprised by some of the smaller ones. It verges on a little too unbelievable at times, but for the most part, it kept me engaged. 3⭐️

MyNamesParadise That‘s good to know! I have this book but haven‘t read it yet. 2y
candority @MyNamesParadise I hope you like it! 2y
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DebbieGrillo
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My $30 Marketplace book haul.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some great titles there. 2y
ShelleyBooksie Jelly!!! 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful stack. 2y
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ShyBookOwl
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Chilly morning. Coffee, classical music, and the ending of a dark and twisty family drama that reminds me of my VC Andrews days 😏

LitStephanie I remember VC Andrews! Spooky books are just the thing for chilly days. 2y
ShyBookOwl @LitStephanie this book is very reminiscent in style, tone, and plot! 2y
inthegreensandblues Sounds like a perfect morning! ☕ 2y
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ShyBookOwl
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We have no photographs of our early days, Danny and I. #firstlinefridays
I'm really digging this one! Mysterious and dramatic.

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ShyBookOwl
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Rainy Sundays are made for tea and eerie mysteries. 🍵📚😌

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ClairesReads
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Easy, breezy, weekend reading. A healthy dose of domestic drama, parts more realistic and believable than others. Consistently paced enough to keep the pages turning. I don‘t regret reading this.

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SilversReviews
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FEATURING: THE AU PAIR by Emma Rous

Does Laura, the au pair, have the answer to the question that no one would ever answer?

Nothing can top a good old mystery with family secrets, right?

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/rhteb7l

@emmarousauthor
@berkleypub

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TamTracy
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Loved this book! Especially liked the second half. Found myself trying to sneak in extra time to read because I thought I had it figured out and wanted to know if I was right. I was but I still liked the story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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twinkletoes74
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Mehso-so

Started well , but the ending confused the hell out of me.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Thank you sooo much Erika for this sweet gift!! This book sounds super good !!! Thank you for your thoughtfulness 💗💗💗 The wrapping paper is so cool!!

EH2018 Glad you haven't read it yet! Happy Reading! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EH2018 thank you so much!! 3y
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EadieB
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Mehso-so

Seraphine 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. Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father. She uncovers a family photograph that raises questions. It was taken on the day the twins were born, and their mother is holding just one baby. I found this book to be a bit unbelievable. so-so book!

16 pts

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imabusybee
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This one was so good I didnt want to put it down 7/20 Getting some reading while visiting the MIL. #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge #BFCr4 @wanderinglynn

LiteraryinLawrence This has been on my list for ages! 3y
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MuddyPuddle
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A question to help me round out my 2019 reading: What have been your favorite fiction novels of 2019?

Bookzombie I just finished this one. 3y
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jillrhudy Daisy Jones and the Six, Lonesome Dove, The Song of Achilles and The Sisters Brothers! 3y
Jerdencon Daisy jones and the six, where the crawdads sing 3y
Chelsea.Poole @Reggie I second The Lager Queen of Minnesota ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
hes7 It‘s hard to narrow down 🤦🏼‍♀️, but a recent favorite was 3y
readordierachel Published this year? It would have to be 3y
TheAromaofBooks Published in 2019 or read in 2019? Published, I really loved The Flatshare. Read, I absolutely loved Swallows & Amazons. 3y
charl08 Happy litsyversary! 3y
Melismatic I really loved Bunny but fair warning, it‘s supppper weird & creepy. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 3y
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larah17
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This was a super quick read that kept me hooked. While it did fall prey to some mystery tropes, I didn't mind, as I was having so much fun trying to figure out what was happening.

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Clwojick
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Well that was one heck of a twist 😂 Another #TeamTheme completed for #TeamSlaughter!

marleed I liked this one! 3y
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Clwojick
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Restarting this one, since the audiobook is due in 3 days. Last time I started it I was way too sleepy to be able to focus on the details. 😅#TeamSlaughter

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emmaturi
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This was a fast read for me and a gripping one too! I did guess some of the ending but it didn't spoil it for me! #thrillers #books

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marleed
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Some oddly placed sentences in this story made it obvious how parts of this mystery would resolve. However, other twists kept me engaged. Overall, it was a fun way to kick off placing priority on some mysteries and thrillers during the upcoming month.

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KristenDuck
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I have to recommend this book simply because I couldn‘t put it down. While I predicted the majority of how it would wrap up, I was still left surprised by one of the twists, and I loved the characters telling alternating chapters.

While one chapter is told in the past by Laura, the summer au pair for the young Edwin, the other is told in the present by Seraphine, Edwin‘s younger sister.

I really don‘t want to give anything away - just read it!

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MaggieCarr
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Eeek! I kept snapping at my family today because they were interrupting the last few chapters of The Au Pair and I was so engrossed. This book took me on a journey through emotions and what-would-I-do thoughts. It felt like a tangled mess and for some reason I kept thinking of the old movie Mystic Pizza while reading. I did kinda see things pulling together at points but was so into the story I kept hiding from my family in effort to finish. 4.5☆

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BookwormM
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#Netgalley #TheAuPair #ARC

Great compelling read to start with but the story turned out to be impossible for me to believe.

Full review here https://thereadersroom.org/2019/07/11/the-au-pair-by-emma-rous/

I have given this a pick as I really did enjoy the early parts of the story.

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krismlars
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Mehso-so

It kept me interested, but I really hated all the characters except for Edwin. I was a bit confused about the ending, specifically regarding Vera.

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kezzlou85
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This was a really interesting read full of twists and turns. The story is told by Seraphine in the present and Laura in the past when everything happened. Its cleverly written and builds to a dramatic ending. I figured out some of the secrets but one or two took me by surprise. It does make you think about how you would react in that situation.
I liked Seraphine, she was an interesting character.
#Netgalley

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krismlars
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I'm not exactly liking this book, but I can't seem to put it down either. I really should be packing for my Denver trip, but it's just so much easier to laze on the couch with my Kindle.

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krismlars
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On a bit of a mystery kick these days. Happy to be on the couch, under the AC, with only the cats to bother me.

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CleverGirl
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The first 75% was just perfect for summer reading but after that it went to pieces. The Big Twists are pretty easy to predict and then they spend what feels like a million pages slowly over explaining what you already know. About 25 pages from the end I just quit. Also, I‘ve had a baby. No way two women give birth at home, unassisted, and then one of them runs around for hours and no one is like, hey, you sure are bleeding like A LOT.

britt_brooke This is not my kind of book, so I wasn‘t planning to read it anyway, but I love reading “pan” reviews. I appreciate the honesty. 😊 4y
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Gennic
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The story was well done though a bit predictable for me

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Gennic
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Root beer float while I read? Definitely

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Gennic
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Just got this from the library and I‘m so excited to start it! #supportlocallibraries

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watermelontaco13
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The Au Pair is a page turner! I liked how the story got the reader involved right away and was nonstop suspense from there. There were many times, I found myself whispering, “WTF is going on!?”
🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

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morgan_krahn
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Little more than halfway through this one and really enjoying it. Very anxious to see where it‘s headed!

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have_kindle_will_travel
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This book was a 🌟🌟🌟🌟 read for me!

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉I hope you enjoy it here. To get more connected, check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon there are links to good tips for navigating Litsy in the profile. 4y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Thanks @DebinHawaii 4y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4y
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TheBookBabes
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I loved the cover of this book. It's what drew me in, and the first 75% percent of the book was exciting and gripping. But as a mother, I find it impossible that two women could give birth on the same day, in the same home, unassisted. Then, that Laura's babies were pre-mature and neither needed hospital care? And why didn't the police officers notice that there were two birth locations that needed cleaning? Yikes.

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wallacereads
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Panpan

Nothing really thrilling about this thriller. #24b4Monday

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christinehk
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🙌🏻 I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this book! Read it in half a day - couldn‘t put it down. Mystery, thriller, fiction. It truly answers the question “who is the child, and what really happened that day?”, except with a twist at the end; it took a bit more concentration the last 1/5 of the book. SO MUCH HAPPENS. Would definitely recommend 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

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Expandingbookshelf
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TOTOROOOOOOOOO 💙❤️💚🤯

I will freely admit this-I only read “The Au Pair” because I thought the cover was pretty 🤷🏻‍♀️ It‘s a decent mystery about explosive family secrets, the kind of book that‘s a blast to dig into and race to solve the mysteries before the characters do. Unfortunately the ending is...not great. I had a problem with the convoluted reveals but “The Au Pair” was still a fine way to pass a lazy morning. Just don‘t expect more.

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cinann
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This book has nothing to do with spring, but I am enjoying it on the first day of spring. I put up this wreath a few weeks ago to help get rid of winter. The snow is melting and the temps are getting better, so it must be working?

#springhassprung #literaryluck
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!!! 🌸💗🌸💗 4y
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SassyPants617
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Relaxing after my lunch shift.

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OwlReadWithYou
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“You‘re very...discreet, aren‘t you?”

Loving this book!

KristenDuck I want to read this so badly! Just need more time!! 4y
guinsgirlreads Those nails though 👏🏻🤗 4y
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my.books.in.squares
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Mehso-so

An easy read with a good story line however, it didn‘t blow me away. Some of the characters decisions throughout the story were questionable. It did keep me guessing until the end but was expecting a little bit more from this one.

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Mowen036
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So you think you have it all figured out then you don‘t and then you do again. More of a good old cozy mystery than a thriller. I devoured it.

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Bookalong
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5🌟 This is an addictive and enchanting mystery/psychological thriller! Dark family secrets, lies, twists and turns, loved it! This felt like a classic gothic mystery. Very atmospheric. Reminded me of V.C Andrews books a lot. I really enjoyed Seraphine's narrative! At times I wondered whether her accounts of things was reliable or not. And I really liked Laura's character. This was such a tangled web, to untangle.
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