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The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels - the Bestselling Richard & Judy Book Club Pick

English · Hardback

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Everyone knows about the Alperton Angels: the cult who brainwashed a teenage girl into believing that 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 into the care system. Now, author Amanda Bailey is writing a book on the case. The Alperton baby has turned eighteen; finding them will be the true-crime 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 realise that the truth about the Angels is much darker and stranger than they''d ever imagined. This story is far from over...

About the author










Janice Hallett studied English at UCL, and spent several years as a magazine editor, winning two awards for journalism. After gaining an MA in Screenwriting at Royal Holloway, she co-wrote the feature film Retreat. The Appeal is inspired by her lifelong interest in amateur dramatics. Her second novel, The Twyford Code, will be published by Viper in 2022. When not indulging her passion for global adventure travel, she is based in West London.

Summary

*** THE SMASH HIT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ***
*** THE GENRE-BUSTING RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK ***
*** A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF YEAR ***
*** AN OBSERVER BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR ***
*** A TELEGRAPH BEST SUMMER BOOK OF THE YEAR ***

'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...

Product details

Authors Janice Hallett, JANICE HALLETT
Publisher Profile Books
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 12.01.2023
 
EAN 9781800810402
ISBN 978-1-80081-040-2
No. of pages 432
Dimensions 234 mm x 156 mm x 36 mm
Subjects Fiction > Suspense

FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth, FICTION / Epistolary, Thriller / suspense fiction, Crime and mystery: cosy mystery

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