Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The Penhaligan File by Kristen Stone

Steven Penhaligan thirty-five is the heir to The Penhaligan Foundation fortune. The Penhaligan Foundation is a pharmaceutical company. Although he is from an extremely wealthy family, Steven has decided to live an everyday normal life, working as a journalist on a paper, using the name Mark Andrew. Steven uses a different identity not because he is ashamed of whom he really is, but because his father is not happy with him working as a journalist even though he is a very successful journalist and writer too. Steven enjoys his life and prefers to be called Mark as that is what most people know him as.

Steven/Mark’s relationship with his father is to be tested even further, when a woman contacts the paper claiming that her husband’s death was caused by a drug called Hypernutrale that is produced by his father’s company. The drug was what her husband had been taking for medication to help with a condition he had called Viral Muscular Trauma. When he finds out that his father’s company have recently withdrawn the drug.  Steven decides to find out the truth and investigate, not knowing that he is putting his own life in danger and that he could destroy his father’s company.

This book is a really great read, a thriller, mystery and adventure of a story that keeps you in suspense. Family loyalty is really tested to the limits in this story. I was really intrigued by the story and I could not put it down. The book is a really well told story and an excellent storyline that keeps the reader interested from beginning to end. This is the second book I have read by the author Kristen Stone both books have been brilliant reads and I look forward to reading more books by this author.

Kristen Stone was born in London in December 1951. She grew up in what was then the leafy borough of Stoke Newington. She wrote her first novel at the age of fourteen, by hand in a collection of exercise books bought from Woolworths and stuck together with sticky tape. She wanted to be a writer above all else but was told quite firmly by her careers teacher ‘You can’t just be a writer’ At fifteen you believe what teachers tell you , so her dreams became just that, dreams. Obviously her teacher had not heard of the many great writers who do/did nothing else but write!

Married in 1974 she took a few breaks from office work in the attempt to find an agent or publisher, without success. Then in 2008 as retirement approached and getting up for work became a chore, she decided to give it one last shot. In 2010 she discovered the wonderful world of internet authors and suddenly she had writer friends around the world, praising her work and encouraging her to do more.

Now she offers help and advice to other authors through her editing service. She is co-founder of Blue Hour Publishing which specialises in publishing eBooks.

To buy this book from Amazon UK click here http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0082CA710

To buy this book from Amazon US click here http://amzn.com/B0082CA710

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