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The Twyford Code
The Twyford Code | Janice Hallett
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*** THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE APPEAL *** It's time to solve the murder of the century... Forty years ago, Steven Smith found a copy of a famous children's book, its margins full of strange markings and annotations. He took it to his remedial English teacher, Miss Isles, who became convinced it was the key to solving a puzzle. That a message in secret code ran through all Edith Twyford's novels. Then Miss Isles disappeared on a class field trip, and Steven's memory won't allow him to remember what happened. Now, out of prison after a long stretch, Steven decides to investigate the mystery that has haunted him for decades. Was Miss Isles murdered? Was she deluded? Or was she right about the code? And is it still in use today? Desperate to recover his memories and find out what really happened to Miss Isles, Steven revisits the people and places of his childhood. But 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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Minervasbutler
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Imagine a once-popular, now despised children's author (think Enid Blyton) whose books apparently contain a mysterious code. Attempting to crack the code and the mystery is ex-con Steve Smith, whose dyslexia leads him to record the stages of his investigation on the voice-recorder tool of his son's old iPhone. Lots of twists and turns and red herrings. Great fun.

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Curvybookgirl
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I was very keen to read this given how much I enjoyed The Appeal. This was a good read but it slightly fell short for me. I think it could have been concluded about 50 pages earlier

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Jeg
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Intriguing. Passed on to me by my partner who couldn‘t finish it. I loved it at first and couldn‘t stop reading then got a bit bogged down but kept at it and glad I did. Quite different to anything I‘ve read recently and I have to say in the end I enjoyed it. Clever. You do need to concentrate . Not a book I could read fast.

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AllDebooks
The Twyford Code | Janice Hallett

Recap for #jubilantjuly hosted by @Andrew65
The Twyford Code - 4⭐️ #Booked2022
Magpie - 4⭐️
The Song of Achilles - 5⭐️ perfect! #Readharder2022

The Goshawk - 3 ⭐️ #naturewritingbookclub
The meaning of birds - 4⭐️ #bookspinbingo
Small bodies of water - 4 ⭐️ #naturewritingbookclub
@Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks

I've chosen Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin for my 1956 slot for #192025
Continuing Culture warlords for #shesaid readalong

Librarybelle Excellent! 5mo
Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! 5mo
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MelindaOtt
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This one was fun, especially for those who like to break codes. I would recommend reading THE APPEAL first as it as easier “entry” into Janice Hallet‘s MO

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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This has a back cover quote that reads “Enid Blyton meets Agatha Christie with a cracking twist” and that right there is a SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY moment for me

CarolynM That does sound good! 7mo
Bklover Let us know how you like it! 7mo
quietjenn I'm so looking forward to this one! 7mo
emmaturi I enjoyed it, but preferred The Appeal 7mo
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emmaturi
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I enjoyed this book, but did prefer her first book The Appeal. This uses the format of audio files to tell the story. It's still a good mystery, although you have to pay attention to the storyline as I did get a bit confused.

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natashalb
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I admit I didn't enjoy it as much as the appeal but it was still an easy and enjoyable read and I look forward to more from Ms Hallett. A newly released prisoner sets about to find out what happens to his old school teacher who went missing during a school trip on the hunt for the legendary Twyford Code contained within a series of Enid Blyton like children's novels...

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VanessaCW
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I thought this book was brilliant, it‘s so very clever. I loved the way it‘s written and narrated in the form of audio files.There are nods to Enid Blyton, Douglas Adams, William Holding and Kit Williams. I never knew quite what was going on and it had my head in a whirl trying to work the code out. It definitely takes you on a wild goose chase and a thrilling adventure. A gripping and exhilarating read. Sit back and enjoy the ride! #Pigeonhole

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deirdrebeecher
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A Guy Ritchie movie in book form. I liked this more than The Appeal. This one is 90% transcribed voice notes which I thought was crazy but actually really worked. There is an immediacy to it and an intimacy with the character of Steve which is really engaging. But then the ending didn't really work for me. Email, who wants to read emails in our fiction in 2022. I really wish this author would add a bit of prose to the mix. 4 stars.

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VanessaCW
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jhod
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Two kindles, a book and a phone with me at the hairdressers. Reading tagged book with the pigeonhole, Sense and Sensibility with #pemberlittens buddy read and Checkout 19.

#weekendreading @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great reading opportunities. 11mo
Graywacke Great picture. (I‘m always the only one with a book when waiting for a haircut.) (edited) 11mo
Cathythoughts So lovely to get your hair done & read ! Enjoy ❤️📚 11mo
squirrelbrain Happy hairdo! 11mo
Flaneurette This cracks me up! I always have iPad,kindle and phone with me when in situations like this. On airplane even more backup with some New Yorkers and print book too 11mo
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