The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels (Hardback)
  • The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels (Hardback)
  • The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels (Hardback)
  • The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels (Hardback)
  • The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels (Hardback)
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The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 19/01/2023
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Waterstones Says

From the mega-selling author of The Appeal and The Twyford Code comes another labyrinthine, twist-laden mystery focusing on a true-crime writer investigating the historic case of a disturbing cult.

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 story of the Alperton Angels: the cult-like group who were convinced one of their member's babies was the anti-Christ, and they had a divine mission to kill it - until the baby's mother, Holly, came to her senses and called the police. The Angels committed suicide rather than go to prison, and Holly - and the 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, and the truth is something much darker and stranger than they'd ever imagined.

This story is far from over - and it won't have a happy ending.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781800810402
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 664 g
Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 36 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

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

As ever, the author's control of the material is masterly - Guardian

Hallett's gripping novel dares the reader to beat Amanda to the dark and twisted truth - Daily Mail

Sharp humour and playfulness entertainingly coexist - Financial Times

The indefatigable Janice Hallett is back with another ingenious-sounding brain twister - Metro

Hallett structures her novels as dossiers of found documents, transcripts and other evidence, leaving the reader to try to find the real story among unreliable narrators' statements. That process appeals to the journalist in me, which might explain why I read about 80 percent of this in a single sitting. It clearly also appeals to a lot of other people - New York Times

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)

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“A wonderful crime puzzle to solve”

Here is the latest novel from Janice Hallett and, as a reader, you have to put your amateur sleuth hat on to solve the crime she presents.

We have a key to a safe box within which are research documents of a true... More

Hardback edition
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“The MESMERIZING Case of the Alperton Angels!!!”

Be prepared to become obsessed in this absolute blockbuster of a thriller with so many twists and turns and jaw dropping moments that your head will be in a permanent spin.
From the very start Janice Hallett captures... More

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Jo at Greenwich

“I am addicted to this author's work- A revolution in the genre of crime writng. Twists and unreliable narrators guaranteed”

A new Janice Hallett novel is starting to become the high point of every publishing year. Her books are moreish, clever, funny and operate at a pace that leaves you thinking about the plot when you are not reading the... More

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