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An engaging debut! Emily is a struggling actress working temp jobs to pay the bills. After being fired, she unexpectedly lands a dream job assisting her former boss’ wife in renovating their homes and caring for their young daughter in an idyllic French countryside. After arriving, Emily notices small oddities that cause her to question whether things are really what they seem. Although aspects of the plot were somewhat predictable, the tension was strong enough that it kept me interested throughout the story. The author successfully built a mysterious and creepy atmosphere within a lovely setting. She also created flawed but likable characters, which allowed me to connect with each of them despite their choices. In the end, I found I was hoping for a little more because I never had that moment that completely shocked me. That being said, the ending was still satisfying and it was definitely worth the read.