The Twyford Code (21st July 2022)

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Forty years ago, Steven Smith found a copy of a famous children’s book by disgraced author Edith Twyford, full of strange markings and annotations.

Wanting to know more, he took it to his English teacher Miss Iles, not realising the chain of events that he was setting in motion. Miss Iles became convinced that the book was the key to a secret code that ran through all Twyford’s novels. Then she disappeared on a class field trip, and Steven has no memory of what happened to her.

Now, out of prison after a long stretch, Steven decides to investigate the mystery that has haunted him for decades. Was Miss Iles murdered? Was she deluded? Or was she right about the code? And is it still in use today?But as Steven revisits the people and places of his childhood, seeking answers, it soon becomes clear that Edith Twyford wasn’t just a writer of forgotten children’s stories. The Twyford Code has great power, and he isn’t the only one trying to solve it…

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*** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***

‘The queen of tricksy crime. Every page is a joy’ – SUNDAY TIMES

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‘Wonderful. Ingenious and wholly satisfying’ – BRIAN MCGILLOWAY

Forty years ago, Steven Smith found a copy of a famous children’s book by disgraced author Edith Twyford, full of strange markings and annotations.

Wanting to know more, he took it to his English teacher Miss Iles, not realising the chain of events that he was setting in motion. Miss Iles became convinced that the book was the key to a secret code that ran through all Twyford’s novels. Then she disappeared on a class field trip, and Steven has no memory of what happened to her.

Now, out of prison after a long stretch, Steven decides to investigate the mystery that has haunted him for decades. Was Miss Iles murdered? Was she deluded? Or was she right about the code? And is it still in use today?But as Steven revisits the people and places of his childhood, seeking answers, it soon becomes clear that Edith Twyford wasn’t just a writer of forgotten children’s stories. The Twyford Code has great power, and he isn’t the only one trying to solve it…

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781788165334

Author

Hallett, Janice

Publisher

Viper

Binding

Paperback

1 review for The Twyford Code (21st July 2022)

  1. Anna Kierczynska

    I’ve read and loved The Appeal, so when I saw The Twyford Code I knew it’ll be good, but it completely exceeded my expectations!

    The author still plays with the form, this time we have a book made out of the audio transcripts. They’re recorded by an ex felon Steve, who tries to re-unite with the kids from school and solve the mystery of a disappearing teacher. Based on conversations he figures out that everything that was odd in the past started with a book that supposedly has a hidden code in it. He also tries to re-unite with his son, who is not ready to have a biological dad in his life.

    Throughout the book we learn Steve’s story, which is full of surprises!

    When we get to the end, we learn that nothing was as it seemed (although I had my suspicions), and honestly I wanted to read the book again!

    It’s a brilliant story, and the execution is extraordinary. I don’t know how much work went into planning it and careful writing, but hats off. I’m amazed by what Janice did. Well done!

    An absolute must read!

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