Home of financial thriller author Linda Davies

“I’ve always thought we walk a tightrope unwittingly. With a safe, normal life on one side and howling chaos on the other. Explore this in my fiction, non-fiction and young adult books.”

I’ve written novels for adults and teenagers which have been published internationally. These include Wilderness of Mirrors, Into the Fire, Something Wild and Final Settlement.  I love to write about strong, independent and rebellious women in extreme situations.




Wall Street’s answer to Scott Turow

New Woman

This book is a class act.


Authentic, gripping, utterly fascinating.

Entertainment Weekly

A taut, sexy thriller.

Evening Standard

Longbow Girl by Linda Davies

To learn more about Linda’s latest young adult thriller take a look at the new LongbowGirl website.

A stunningly exciting and dramatic story set in the wilds of the Welsh mountains, where the brave and beautiful Merry Owen, the Longbowgirl, travels back in time to the autocratic kingdom of King Henry VIII to save her ancestors.

LongbowGirl will be published by Chicken House (by the legendary Barry Cunningham who, while at Bloomsbury, discovered Harry Potter) and Scholastic Books in 2016.

Of the new book, Linda says: “I love thrillers for both adults and young adults and this gives an insight into my young adult world.”

Find out more here.

Ark Storm


From the blog

Linda’s talk on the Origins of Inspiration at St Edmund Hall

Linda was St Edmund Hall's Writer in Residence during 2018 and spoke at a St Edmund Hall Centre for the Creative Brain event on 'The Origins of Inspiration'. This is the first of three talks from the event which took place on 23 November 2018. Linda spoke...

Linda to join St Edmund Hall as Writer in Residence

We are delighted to announce that Linda Davies will join St Edmund Hall in October, to spend a term at the College as its first Writer in Residence. After reading PPE at St Edmund Hall, Linda embarked upon a career as an investment banker in London, New York and...

Tips on creative writing for children, schools and adults

WRITING TIPS I often go into schools and universities to talk to children and young adults about writing. I have compiled a series of hints about creative writing that I hope you will find helpful. (They are all capitalized so that I can read them more easily when...