This was an impulse buy while wandering Walmart waiting for a prescription to be filled by the pharmacy. I’d seen it on a couple lists of people I follow, and I figured, why not?
On the night that twins Seraphine and Danny Mayes were born, their mother threw herself off a cliff to her death, the family’s au pair fled, and rumours in the town took root – calling the family home cursed, and speculations about the birth of twins being a bad omen.
Fast forward to adulthood, and the death of their father results in questions about that fateful night being brought to light. While sorting through her father’s belongings, she stumbles upon a photograph dated the night of her birth, of her father and mother holding one baby – not two. She sets out on an ill-advised quest to figure out who the baby is in the picture, and why there is only one. Quickly she realizes that the answers she needs lie with the au pair that no one has seen since that tragic night.
This is a mystery through and through, so to explain more than that would be to lay out a bunch of spoilers. It was a suspenseful novel, and I couldn’t put it down, although I will say that towards the end I had to pause several times to make sure I was remembering all the connections and new information about the revealed secrets. I was tempted to start writing things down because it was such a muddled mess. That being said, I still loved it, and would recommend this to anyone looking for a quick, intriguing read.