Blog Tour Review: the Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett

Hello everybody! Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of the blog tour for the Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels with my review. Onto the post!

Being asked to be part of this tour is an unbelievable honour; Janice has become one of my favourite authors with her first two books and I’ve been dying to read this since I read the extract at the back of the Twyford Code. It follows a true crime writer named Amanda Bailey, who has just landed a contract to write about the infamous Alperton Angels case, in which three cult leaders were found dead, alongside a man with no obvious connection the cult and which involved two teenagers and a baby.

The baby has just turned 18, and so Amanda resolves to find them and centre her entire story around them, but this proves much more difficult than she imagined and she soon finds her entire life being consumed by the mysterious case of the Alperton Angels. In addition to complications finding the elusive baby, she also has to deal with an old rival resurfacing, announcing they’re writing a book on the same subject and being forced by her publisher to team up with him. She’s a very complex character with a lot going on, and I adored her. My love for her just grew more and more as the book went on as well, and her assistant Ellie was another huge favourite of mine.

If you’ve read Janice Hallett before, you’ll know her books are told in a mixed media, epistolary type format. As well as being a hugely clever way of engaging readers with the mystery, and also super impressive, I think it highlights the author’s skill in creating characters. Every single person feels so . The mysteries are so gripping that I stayed up ridiculously late to finish this, and I am still blown away by its genius weeks later.

There are some outstanding reveals in this, which you’d already know to expect if you’ve read from the author before, but I really think this could be her best yet. I already can’t wait to reread it, and it’s also further strengthened my resolve to squeeze in rereads of her other books at some point this year! If you’re a lover of mystery books, you absolutely have to pick this up; I think this book proves cults are a very bad thing, but all the same, I’d join one worshipping Janice Hallett given half a chance!

Thank you so much for reading! Have you read anything by Janice Hallett? Which mystery books do you love? I’d love to chat in the comments!

Amy xx


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: | she/her

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