Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, 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 smiling serenely and holding just one baby. Who is the child, and what really happened that day?
This book was great, I really enjoyed the storyline and the way the story was told from two different perspectives- Seraphine’s and Laura’s. We can see Laura’s story gradually build up to the day Seraphine and Danny were born, and I flew through the second half of the book to find out. The conclusion was alright, there was a little twist but nothing extremely shocking. It ended without answers to a lot of things, which I’m not a huge fan of- I like to see the story of a book completely concluded and to know the fate of all the characters. There were a few little comments in the last couple of pages that had me thinking another twist was going to come but it never did and I found that disappointing. I do think that the conclusion could have been a bit more shocking and I would have liked to see the story’s of some characters concluded. Overall, however, I loved the characters and the storyline, and the build-up to the conclusion was excellent. Would definitely recommend this one!