The mysterious case of the Alperton Angels / Janice Hallett.
Publication year: 2023
Publisher: London : Viper, 2023.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781800810402 (hbk.) :
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.
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413 pages ; 24 cm
This may be her best one yet. I loved The Appeal, but was not so impressed by The Twyford Code. On top form with this one: cleverly plotted, with lots of twists and turns, and very funny at times too. It's a real page turner.
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