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The au pair / Emma Rous.

Rous, Emma, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library ROU (Text) 33500012836508 New Checked out 08/30/2019
Moorhead Public Library ROU (Text) 33500012836516 New Available -
Hallock Public Library ROU (Text) 35500006180648 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780440000457
  • ISBN: 0440000459
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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" -- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    Twins born on the Summerbourne estate never survive, at least according to local lore, until the births of Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny. However, just a few hours after giving birth to the twins, their mother, Ruth, commits suicide by throwing herself from the estate's high cliffs and perishing amidst the rocks and ocean spray below. Twenty-five years later, Seraphine begins searching for the truth of that mysterious day, beginning with the family's au pair, Laura, who fled Summerbourne on the same day of Seraphine and Danny's birth and their mother's death. The narration builds slowly and deliberately, switching back and forth between modern-day Seraphine and Laura's memory of the events that led up to the tragic incident. This tale pulls its readers in from the very beginning, with many secrets and surprises; it is as delicious and spellbinding as a soap opera, complete with the dramatic moments and outrageous twists. A promising first novel from Rous, The Au Pair is an absolutely absorbing and scandalous page-turner. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Emma Rous is the USA Today bestselling author of The Au Pair. She grew up in England, Indonesia, Kuwait, Portugal and Fiji, and from a young age she had two ambitions: to write stories, and to look after animals. She studied veterinary medicine and zoology at the University of Cambridge, and worked as a small animal veterinarian for eighteen years before starting to write fiction. Emma lives near Cambridge in England with her husband and three sons, and she now writes full time.

The Au Pair is her first novel. It will be published in eleven countries, in ten languages. She is currently writing her second book.

Subject: Twins > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Parents > Death > Fiction.
Au pairs > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Au pairs.
Brothers and sisters.
Family secrets.
Parents > Death.
Twins.
England.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Fiction.

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