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The Au Pair

(2018)
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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 addictive' Lisa 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

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Entrancing and compelling, The Au Pair seamlessly alternates between two riveting narrators. Atmospheric and reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier's work, it's a beautiful read that delivers a shocking and satisfying ending." - Liv Constantine

"This will keep you turning those pages. The characters are still playing on my mind." - Jane Corry


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Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Au Pair
Author(s): Emma Rous
ISBN: 1-4328-6020-8 / 978-1-4328-6020-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Au Pair: A spellbinding mystery full of dark family secrets
Author(s): Emma Rous
ISBN: 0-349-41908-6 / 978-0-349-41908-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Au Pair
Author(s): Emma Rous
ISBN: 0-440-00045-9 / 978-0-440-00045-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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December 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Au Pair: A spellbinding mystery full of dark family secrets
Author(s): Emma Rous
ISBN: 0-349-41909-4 / 978-0-349-41909-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Au Pair
Author(s): Emma Rous
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January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Au Pair
Author(s): Emma Rous
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Au Pair
Author(s): Emma Rous
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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December 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Au Pair
Author(s): Emma Rous
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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December 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Au Pair
Author(s): Emma Rous
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Au Pair
Author(s): Emma Rous
Publisher: Berkley
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December 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Au Pair: A spellbinding mystery full of dark family secrets
Author(s): Emma Rous
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU