The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels :the Instant Sunday Times Bestseller

4.17 (361 Ratings by Goodreads)
The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels :the Instant Sunday Times Bestseller

4.17 (361 Ratings by Goodreads)
Published: 19 January, 2023
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*** THE SMASH HIT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *** *** THE NEW MYSTERY PHENOMENON FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE APPEAL *** 'The queen of tricksy crime' - SUNDAY TIMES 'Her best so far' - MARIAN KEYES 'Another resounding success' - DAILY EXPRESS Open the safe deposit box. Inside you will find research material for a true crime book. You must read the documents, then make a decision. Will you destroy them? Or will you take them to the police? Everyone knows the sad story of the Alperton Angels: the cult who brainwashed a teenage girl and convinced her that her newborn baby was the anti-Christ. Believing they had a divine mission to kill the infant, they were only stopped when the girl came to her senses and called the police. The Angels committed suicide rather than stand trial, while mother and baby disappeared into the care system. Nearly two decades later, true-crime author Amanda Bailey is writing a book on the Angels. The Alperton baby has turned eighteen and can finally be interviewed; if Amanda can find them, it will be the true-crime scoop of the year, and will save her flagging career. But rival author Oliver Menzies is just as smart, better connected, and is also on the baby's trail. As Amanda and Oliver are forced to collaborate, they realise that what everyone thinks they know about the Angels is wrong. The truth is something much darker and stranger than they'd ever imagined. And the story of the Alperton Angels is far from over. From the bestselling author of The Appeal and The Twyford Code comes a stunning new mystery for fans of Richard Osman and S.J. Bennett. The devil is in the detail...

What is remarkable is Hallett's ability to make her characters come alive... combined with her undoubted skill as a plotter, this places Hallett's books in the rare category of rereadable whodunnits * Telegraph *
What a treat to be back in a world created by the machiavellian Janice Hallett ... Another cracking mystery from a highly original author * Observer *
Her best so far... Deeply intriguing, warm and so much fun -- Marian Keyes, author of AGAIN, RACHEL
It's not enough to say that this book is fascinating, gripping and clever. It's an astonishing piece of work. Janice Hallett is playing a different ball game to the rest of us -- Ian Moore, author of DEATH AND CROISSANTS
A cunningly wrought puzzle with a nice streak of black humour * Mail on Sunday *
There is no one better at drip-feeding information, heightening tension and springing surprises * The Times (star pick) *
Janice Hallett, the author of The Appeal and The Twyford Code, is on a roll... [A] quirky, clever tale * The Times (Best Books of 2023) *
I'm agog at the skill with which Hallett uses her unconventional storytelling method, not just in unfolding the plot and springing surprises, but in building up memorable characters. Character and plot, wit and creepiness, are all in perfect balance. It's another resounding success * Daily Express *
Undeniably clever and captivating, and delivers a brilliant twist that will delight fans of her previous books * Sunday Express *
A gripping read, which keeps the reader guessing until the last page * Independent *
Mind-meltingly complicated, fiendishly well plotted, replete with delicious snark about publishing, clear-eyed and very funny about cold-blooded writerly ambition ... In its assured dexterity and exuberance, it is a bravura performance * Irish Times *
God bless Janice Hallett and her especially twisty thrillers that, if you work even a shred of detail out, you feel amazing. Her third novel is brilliant * Belfast Telegraph (Book of the Month) *
The indefatigable Janice Hallett is back with another ingenious-sounding brain twister * Metro *
As ever, the author's control of the material is masterly * Guardian *
Sharp humour and playfulness entertainingly coexist * Financial Times *

Janice Hallett studied English at UCL, and spent several years as a magazine editor, winning two journalism awards. She is the bestselling author of The Appeal (a Sunday Times bestseller, Waterstones Thriller of the Month, the Sunday Times Crime Book of the Year and winner of the CWA Debut Dagger Award) and the Sunday Times bestseller The Twyford Code. She lives in West London.

Type Book
ISBN 9781800810402
Number Of Pages 432
Item Weight 420 g
Product Dimensions 148 x 238 x 36 mm
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback