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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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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! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EH2018 thank you so much!! 2mo
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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

LiteraryinLititz This has been on my list for ages! 3mo
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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. 4mo
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jillrhudy Daisy Jones and the Six, Lonesome Dove, The Song of Achilles and The Sisters Brothers! 4mo
Jerdencon Daisy jones and the six, where the crawdads sing 4mo
Chelsea.Poole @Reggie I second The Lager Queen of Minnesota ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
hes7 It‘s hard to narrow down 🤦🏼‍♀️, but a recent favorite was 4mo
readordierachel Published this year? It would have to be 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Published in 2019 or read in 2019? Published, I really loved The Flatshare. Read, I absolutely loved Swallows & Amazons. 4mo
charl08 Happy litsyversary! 5d
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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! 4mo
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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
The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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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
The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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. 😊 8mo
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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
The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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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. 9mo
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 9mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 9mo
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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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Mehso-so

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!!! 🌸💗🌸💗 11mo
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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!! 11mo
guinsgirlreads Those nails though 👏🏻🤗 11mo
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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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BookAlongBlog
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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.
#review #booklover #bookblog

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MeganAnnabell
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I wouldn‘t say that this one was a thriller. More of just a ton of drama mixed up in a mystery. Overall, I enjoyed seeing it all play out although I would have liked for a little more at the end.

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aschermetz
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More of a slow burn than I usually like, but a fairly solid mystery with great setting and atmosphere. I definitely wouldn‘t call it a thriller as it‘s often billed, and it‘s a bit far-fetched when tying all the bits and pieces together, but it‘d be a great beachy read. 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AmberWB
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So, we picked up a lot of souveniers on our Disney trip, including one I am NOT happy about. I have a spider bite. On my scalp. That is now infected.

I am terrified of spiders. And my husband keeps joking that the large bump on my scalp is really spider eggs that will be hatching soon. 😩😩😩

So, while waiting for my antibiotic at Target, I treated myself to more books. 😁😁 I think I‘ve earned them.

RebL You def deserve the books. 12mo
Lovesbooks87 You do deserve books! 12mo
Soubhiville Ow! I hope you heal quickly and have a bumpless scalp again soon! 12mo
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rubyslippersreads I enjoyed the one on the left. Fun and fluffy, just like a cat. 😸 12mo
tracey38 Oh no! You definitely deserve lots and lots of books. And hopefully tune out your husband! 12mo
wordzie 😢 12mo
CouronneDhiver 😳 oh man. not cool 12mo
rather_be_reading hopefully they will comfort u! 12mo
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alleyfam51699
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My book haul I got yesterday. I can‘t wait to dive into these this weekend. It‘s the perfect reading weather since it‘s rainy and cold. #weekendreads

Slajaunie Read Truly Devious first. Excellent book!!! 12mo
alleyfam51699 @Slajaunie I‘m loving it so far. I love the dual time-line and dual view-points. The author did a great job with both. 12mo
Zelma The presenter at my workshop yesterday was going nuts over Nyxia. 12mo
alleyfam51699 @Zelma I can‘t wait to start that one. I love space books. 12mo
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aschermetz
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It has been a WEEK, y‘all. Time for a #bookandabath and some wine too. Finishing this one up tonight—picked it up at random at Target and am really enjoying it. How was your week?

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MuddyPuddle
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Another wonderful book that I read in one long gulp. It was told in two voices 25 years apart, by two innocent young women, one whose decisions and silence profoundly affected the life of the other. A mystery that one could almost… but not quite… figure out. Well defined characters. Lovely British setting. And read beautifully by Elizabeth Sastre.

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ambam1987
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Mehso-so

had high hopes, but just wasn‘t my favorite. Wasn‘t enough character development and felt like the story was lacking page-turning suspense!

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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Book haul from Target yesterday. 😍 They are having a deal where you buy two books and get one free. Has anyone read any of these?
#tbr #bookhaul #bookstagram #litsy #littens #target #toread #bibliophile #bookaholic #bookworm #booknerd #thriller #mystery #cantwait #ilovebooks #bookish

NikkiRobson73 I read you and watched the show on Netflix it‘s not too bad 12mo
kstadt929 Buy two books, get one free?! I should NOT know about this !!!! Too dangerous 🤣 12mo
The_Heeler_Booklife @kstadt929 I saw someone post on Litsy a few days ago and was like crap. Then, my husband had to Target yesterday. You know how that ended. 😂 12mo
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The_Heeler_Booklife @NikkiRobson73 I loved the show. 12mo
RadicalReader @allthingskayla I absolutely loved the novel You and the sequel Hidden Bodies the tv was also terrific can be found on Netflix awaiting Season 2 12mo
The_Heeler_Booklife @RadicalReader I watched You and loved it. 12mo
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cinann
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I went book shopping for the first time this year yesterday. I know I own lots of books already that I need to read, but when one store is having a sale and another sends you a coupon, it's hard to not to take advantage of that. I also sold some books, so the top three books in the stack only cost me $3.

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lovintoread
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My fourth psychological thriller for the new year and I can honestly say they all have been 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. Murder, suspense, intrigue help to get you in a trance and you won‘t want to stop until you have devoured the whole book.

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Jenken1998
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Panpan

Im disappointed. I wanted to love this but i just cant. I was never really lost in the story. I felt like someone was just telling me this convoluted tale full of plot holes. the characters had no depth and had all these random revelations that forced convenient endings. It had promise but maybe could of used a rewrite or two.

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marshallgal81
The Au Pair | Emma Rous
Mehso-so

Babies. Affairs. Drama.

This was enjoyable enough but little cliche in some parts. And be prepared for A LOT of drama.

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marshallgal81
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Next up!! Slowly working my way through my current library haul!

Been looking forward to reading this one. Suspense books are my everything right now! 📚🤓❤️

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Bakingbookworm
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2 STARS - Interesting premise about family secrets but the execution was weak with very little character development and an ending that wasn‘t plausible. I just didn‘t enjoy this book.

My full review: http://thebakingbookworm.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-au-pair.html?m=1

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Melli
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I thought I knew the outcome turned out I was wrong

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Stellina
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This book will keep your interest the whole way though and actually got me out of a pretty big reading slump too. A definite pick!

#theaupair #bibliophile #books #reading #currentlyreading #read #bookworm #litsy