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The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett
About The Book
It’s time to solve the murder of the century…
Forty years ago, Steven Smith found a copy of a children’s book by disgraced author Edith Twyford, full of strange markings and annotations. He took it to his English teacher Miss Iles, who became convinced that the book was the key to solving a secret
code running through all Twyford’s novels. But then she disappeared. 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 if it is as valuable as Miss Iles thought, who else might be trying to solve it?
Do you think that our childhood marks our adult life? I think this is the main question that this book tries to show us. Every little detail in our youngest years are the ones that mould us into adults, good or bad… your choice.
I’ll start saying that this is a story told like an audiobook, because this is how the story starts. A professor is asked for help about a missing man, the only clues are some audio transcripts found in his mobile… Who is him and what happened to him?
As we start reading we will discover the “Twyford Code”, a worldwide conspiracy about a children’s author; that put some clues in her books while she was alive. The story will take us to a trip in Steven Smith’s life; his past and the investigation around the mysterious code.
But of course this is a mystery inside a mystery, because not only the reader will have to discern the truth with all the clues that the author has hidden inside the book, but to discover the truth about the mysterious “Twyford Code”.
I was intrigued with this book, a mystery inside a mystery, I liked the story but didn’t like the main character, Steven, couldn’t really connect with him. Because while the investigation of the Twyford Code is addictive, the story of his past and all the family problems he had is a little boring, too much information.
Are you ready to discover “The Twyford Code”?
About The Author
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 a Sunday Times bestseller, a Waterstones Thriller of the Month and Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month. She lives in West London.