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The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels

A Novel

August 6, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781668023402
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Description

A whip-smart and "fast-paced mystery" (The Daily Telegraph, London) from the internationally bestselling author of The Twyford Code and The Appeal about a true crime journalist who revives a long-buried case about a cult--and finds herself too close to the story.

Everyone knows the story of the Alperton Angels: the cult who brainwashed a teenage girl into believing her baby was the anti-Christ. When the girl came to her senses and called the police, the Angels committed suicide and mother and baby disappeared.

Now, true crime author Amanda Bailey is looking to revive her career by writing a book on the case. The Alperton baby has turned eighteen; finding them will be the scoop of the year. But rival author Oliver Menzies is just as smart, better connected, and also on the baby's trail.

As Amanda and Oliver are forced to collaborate, they realize that the truth about the Angels is much darker and stranger than they'd ever imagined, and in pursuit of the story they risk becoming part of it.

About this Author

Janice Hallett is a former magazine editor, award-winning journalist, and government communications writer. She wrote articles and speeches for, among others, the Cabinet Office, Home Office, and Department for International Development. Her enthusiasm for travel has taken her around the world several times, from Madagascar to the Galapagos, Guatemala to Zimbabwe, Japan, Russia, and South Korea. A playwright and screenwriter, she penned the feminist Shakespearean stage comedy NetherBard and cowrote the feature film Retreat. She lives in London and is the author of The ExaminerThe Mysterious Case of the Alperton AngelsThe AppealThe Christmas Appeal, and The Twyford Code.

ISBN: 9781668023402
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 448
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: 2024-08-06

Reviews

"[A] highly entertaining tale."
--The New York Times

"Hallett masterfully tells her intricate story through emails, What's App messages, screenplays and manuscripts designed to both entertain and deliberately confuse the reader."
--The Washington Post

"[M]any-layered, highly complex, and imaginative... Hallett shocks readers with satisfying twists and a dark, unpredictable ending... True crime tackles angels and demons in this devilishly good tale."
--Kirkus Reviews

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