THE AU PAIR

Emma Rous

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Hours after twins Seraphine and Danny were born, their mother, Ruth, threw her­self off a cliff near their house on the English coast. Now an adult, Seraphine is drawn into the mys­tery sur­round­ing the tragedy after com­ing across an old photo, taken on the day of her birth, in which Ruth poses hap­pily as she cra­dles just one baby. The im­age be­gins to haunt Seraphine. How could her mother’s mood have trans­formed so dras­ti­cally over the course of a few hours? And what of the ru­mours about a mys­te­ri­ous au pair who van­ished on the same day? Seraphine tracks down the former nanny, Laura, and be­gins to put to­gether the miss­ing pieces of her fam­ily’s past, re­veal­ing a chill­ing truth. An at­mo­spheric read with char­ac­ters that will stay with you past the end­ing. (Out Tues., Dec. 11)

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