Review of The Au Pair by Emma Rous

4.5/5 stars

On the day that Seraphine and Danny are born their mother kills herself. Their older brother Edwin’s nanny mysteriously decides to leave the same day. Twenty some years later when their father dies, seemingly in a freak accident, Seraphine starts feeling like she doesn’t belong in the family and starts digging into her past. When she starts receiving threats to stop looking Seraphine knows there’s something off about her family, she just has no idea how off it really is.

This book took me quite a few days to read only for the fact that certain parts of the book were super slow and couldn’t keep my attention. I loved the storyline and I loved the plot and I was in no way prepared for the ending. I loved the character of Serpahine and how hard she tried to figure out what was wrong in her family, even when she kept getting pushed away. I also liked how the book jumped back and forth between the au pair’s point of view back before the twins were born to the current day point of view with Seraphine and her two brothers.

Not a terrible book and I did enjoy reading it. 4.5 stars for me!

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