Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Au Pair

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

The Au Pair
Emma Rous
Expected publication date: January 8, 2019
A grand estate, terrible secrets, and a young woman who bears witness to it all. If V. C. Andrews and Kate Morton had a literary love child, Emma Rous’ 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, Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father. While going through his belongings, 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?

One person knows the truth, if only Seraphine can find her. - from Goodreads
So... a bunch of secrets, a big estate house, and a comparison to Kate Morton?  I'm definitely in for this one.


  1. I read VC Andrews when I was in my teens. Here stuff was pretty twisted. I liked the mystery surrounding the not-twins and the mother's death.

    1. I've never read VC Andrews, but I thought the mystery sounded pretty twisty!

  2. Me too! I love the sound of this one and it is definitely on my TBR list. Great pick!

  3. Sounds interesting. Nice choice.

  4. This sounds nice and twisty. Hope you enjoy!

  5. I was pretty obsessed with V.C. Andrews when I was a teen, so that comparison really grabbed my attention. Great pick this week!

  6. Any synopsis that mentions V.C. Andrews has me hooked! This sounds amazing!

  7. Oh my, this sounds like an intriguing mystery. I suddenly need answers as well. Hope this ends up being a good read for you!

  8. This looks like a good book and sounds so intriguing. The plot and premise is interesting!

  9. I am in love with the setting and the concept of this one! It sounds like a perfect mystery for me. Thanks for sharing it. :)


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