Angel's Downfall Angela Jones' mother Rita is dancer who is tragically widowed in the closing stages of the war and left almost destitute. Angela's wealthy grandparents at first reject Angela. Eventually they begin to build a strong relationship with her, but then are killed in a plane crash when she is nine years old. Angela's life is forced into further turmoil when her mother remarries. Deeply unhappy she pursues her dream of emulating both her father and her grandparents by becoming a doctor. With her life on an even keel and with university medical school beckoning, her Step father and half brother are killed in a car crash. Her mother is left unable to walk after the accident and turns against her and she is forced to give up her dream of going to medical school to look after her crippled mother. Lonely and devoid of love and friendship, Angela has an adulterous affair. Shunned by her mother and many of those she loves, she is finally able to begin her studies, but with financial support. To make ends meet she leads a double life as a medical student and as 'Angel' an exotic dancer. Yet her past haunts her. Her mother is murdered and for a while Angela is a suspect. A mysterious tin box is discovered in her mother's effects that reveal secrets about her mother past life and Angela finds out that she could have enemies who seek to do her harm. Finally Angela becomes a doctor and marries into a wealthy family. Then over twenty years later a chance encounter leads to her downfall, as her mother's past life and her own past as a dancer begins to catch up with her, she is blackmailed and kidnapped. Will her life descend into a living nightmare from which there is waking? Or will her true friends come to her rescue in time?
Peter Whalley lives in the North of England. He is a graduate of the Open University with a degree in psycology and economics. He also has a post graduate Diploma in Management and worked in verious management possitions for a number of major UK companies before taking early retirement and spending the final five years of his of his working life as a part time college lecturer. Pter is now retired and concentrates on his writing. 'Angels Downfall' is his first book and it is part one of a trilogy. The second book, 'The Mark of the Salamander, ' will be published in the next four weeks. the final part of the trilogy will be ready for publication in late 2014 or early 2015. This is the second version of Angels Downfall, as Peter realised that the first version was far too long, which not only made it dificult to read, it also made it quite expensive to buy as a hard copy