Emma Rous is the USA Today bestselling author of The Au Pair. She grew up in England, Indonesia, Kuwait, Portugal and Fiji, and from a young age she had two ambitions: to write stories, and to look after animals. She studied veterinary medicine and zoology at the University of Cambridge, and worked as a small animal veterinarian for eighteen years before starting to write fiction. Emma lives near Cambridge in England with her husband and three sons, and she now writes full time.
The Au Pair is her first novel. It will be published in eleven countries, in ten languages. She is currently writing her second book.
Praise for The Au Pair
An Indie Next and Library Reads Pick!
"This will keep you turning those pages. The characters are
still playing on my mind."--Jane Corry, USA Today
bestselling author of My Husband's Wife "Entrancing and
compelling, The Au Pair seamlessly alternates between two
riveting narrators. Atmospheric and reminiscent of Daphne du
Maurier's work, it's a beautiful read that delivers a shocking and
satisfying ending."--Liv Constantine, USA Today & Wall
Street Journal bestselling author of The Last Mrs.
"This is one hell of a ride"--New York Post
"Family secrets come to light in this compelling debut with a gothic touch and a shocking denouement." --Lisa Ballantyne, internationally bestselling author of The Guilty One "As delicious and spellbinding as a soap opera, complete with the dramatic moments and outrageous twists. A promising first novel from Rous, The Au Pair is an absolutely absorbing and scandalous page-turner."--Booklist "A splendid read that will be best enjoyed with a book club or a buddy, as you'll be itching to digest the tale's twists with someone else, especially when you reach the jaw-drop-ping climax."--BookPage "With a transporting sense of place and gripping story line, The Au Pair delves into the darkest of family secrets. A great read."--Eve Chase
"Emma Rous's engrossing debut novel is delightfully lurid and evocative. Full of twists, turns and red herrings, the mystery is satisfyingly complex with a nice touch of romance on the side...a juicy and compelling read, by a promising new author."--Shelf Awareness (starred review)