Linda Davies is an Oxford University economist by training but a novelist by nature. She spent seven years working as an investment banker in London, New York and Eastern Europe, being exposed to more potential plots than was decent. She escaped and wrote the international bestseller, Nest of Vipers. She has written multiple books since, Financial Thrillers and Young Adult thrillers. She spent three years living in Peru and more recently eight years living in the Middle East. In 2005 she and her husband were kidnapped at sea by Iranian government forces and held hostage in Iran for two weeks before being released after high-level intervention by the British government. She has written about her experiences in her first non-fiction book, Hostage, published in 2014. Also published in 2014, was Ark Storm, described by former US Secretary of Defence, William S. Cohen as: ‘Science, sex, murder and meteorology are all stirred up in this stunning novel that will shock and awe you.”
In September 2015, Chicken House Books will publish Linda’s latest novel, Longbow Girl, a thriller for Young Adults.
Linda lives in Suffolk near the sea with her husband and three children, where she swims, but chooses not to sail.