Tuesday 30 January 2024
St Mary’s Barnes
THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL…
Everyone knows the sad story of the Alperton Angels: the bizarre cult who
brainwashed a vulnerable teenager and convinced her that her baby was the anti-Christ. Intent on killing 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 scoop of the year. 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 devilish story of the Alperton Angels is far from over…
Janice Hallett studied English at UCL, and spent several years as a magazine editor, winning two awards for journalism. Her debut novel, The Appeal, was the Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month and a Waterstones Thriller of the Month. Her second novel, The Twyford Code, was published in 2022. When not indulging her passion for global adventure travel, she is based in West London.