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The Twyford Code

The Twyford Code

Hardcover

Mystery & Thriller

Publisher Price: $27.00

ISBN10: 1668003228
ISBN13: 9781668003220
Publisher: Atria
Published: Jan 24 2023
Pages: 336
Weight: 1.25
Height: 1.30 Width: 6.20 Depth: 9.30
Language: English
The mysterious connection between a teacher's disappearance and an unsolved code in a children's book is explored in this fresh novel from the author of the clever and often wryly funny (PopSugar) novel The Appeal.

Forty years ago, Steven Smithy Smith found a copy of a famous children's book by disgraced author Edith Twyford, its margins full of strange markings and annotations. When he showed it to his remedial English teacher Miss Iles, she believed that it was part of a secret code that ran through all of Twyford's novels. And when she disappeared on a class field trip, Smithy became convinced that she had been right.

Now, out of prison after a long stretch, Smithy decides to investigate the mystery that has haunted him for decades. In a series of voice recordings on an old iPhone from his estranged son, Smithy alternates between visiting the people of his childhood and looking back on the events that later landed him in prison.

But it soon becomes clear that Edith Twyford wasn't just a writer of forgotten children's stories. The Twyford Code holds a great secret, and Smithy may just have the key.

A modern Agatha Christie (The Sunday Times, London), Janice Hallett has constructed a fiendishly clever, maddeningly original crime novel for lovers of word games, puzzles, and stories of redemption.

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