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Brenda Arkwright has been the managing director of Murgatroyd Pens for much of her working life. She is popular, personable, and competent. But Brenda has secrets.

When Jean Murgatroyd passes away in a nursing home in the northern industrial town of her birth, old wounds are reopened. Events from Brenda’s past, inextricably intertwined with the Murgatroyd family, are coming back to haunt her.

Simultaneously, Jean’s difficult, estranged son James seeks to regain control of the family business. Jean leaves a beautiful monogrammed pen to Brenda’s daughter - one of only two that were ever made.

The person in possession of the other was a mystery to everybody but Brenda and Jean, but that person may now hold the future of Murgatroyds in their hands....

©2015 Martin S. Gore (P)2020 Martin S. Gore

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  • 16-10-20


I enjoyed this book. The narration completed it and made it the great story it is. I doubt I would have enjoyed the book as much had I read it on pages. Congratulations on a very well done piece of work.