Title: The Au Pair
Author: Emma Rous
- Laura – the au pair
- Seraphine – the twin daughter
- Daniel – the twin son
- Edwin – the older son
Seraphine Mayes and her twin bother 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.
Have you read it? What did you think?
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