Something Wild

Something Wild

3.53 (52 ratings by Goodreads)
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Sarah Jensen's delicate beauty is deceptive: she is more than capable of taking care of herself. She's fought her way to the top as a financial trader. She's worked undercover for MI6. She's survived the death of her parents, the murder of her best friend, the assassination of her lover, and she refuses, now, to be vanquished by love. So she runs away from the one man who has touched her heart, rock star John Redford. Months later, when her son is born. Sarah keeps the identity of his father a secret, certain she will never see him again. Then she is asked to return to her old investment bank to investigate a potential new client, a rock star who is planning a huge financial deal to raise money against his future royalties. It can only work if the bank are certain there is no dark secret in the rock star's past that could jeopardise his earnings. Her new client is John Redford...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 36mm | 639.56g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747270821
  • 9780747270829

About Linda Davies

Linda Davies read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, then worked for seven years as an investment banker in New York, London and Eastern Europe. She spent three years living in Peru, and now lives in London with her husband and son.show more

Review quote

There ought to be a moratorium on certain titles: Something Wild has been used for two films and at least three books, but one forgives Davies the lack of imagination in the title, such is the sheer storytelling acumen she displays in this well-turned thriller. The protagonist Sarah may have a fragile beauty, but has been tough enough to fight her way to the upper echelons of the financial trade. She has also worked under cover for MI6, and has been emotionally scarred by the death of her parents, the murder of her best friend and the assassination of her lover. Her eventful life is given even more edge when she tries to hide from her son the identity of his rock star father whom she left. But when her career involves the rock world again, her past (needless to say) comes back to haunt her. Despite the novelettish aspects of the plot (many an author has come unstuck with plots involving rock stars), Davies' skills never desert her, and the momentum this one accrues is considerable. Sarah is a well-rounded character, and the reader is forced to care about her problems, however alien they may appear to most of us. Like the earlier Nest of Vipers, this is further evidence that Davies is a name to watch.show more

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52 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 23% (12)
4 27% (14)
3 33% (17)
2 15% (8)
1 2% (1)
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