Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, where she trained as a physiotherapist. She spent the next ten years working with neurological patients and handicapped children, firstly in Glasgow and then in Switzerland. During this time she learned that different people have different ways of dealing with stressful events in their lives, and this knowledge still helps her today, in her writing.
Linda now lives in Arbon, Switzerland, where she works as a language teacher at a school in a medieval castle on the banks of Lake Constance.
The Paradise Trees is her debut novel; she has also had over 50 short stories and articles published in magazines. Her second book, The Cold Cold Sea, will be published by Legend Press in August 2014.
Visit Linda's website: www.lindahuber.net
This is the first book I have read by Linda Huber.
The Cold Cold Sea Starts off when a child who goes missing on a Cornish beach on a summer's day. Every parents nightmare. And right from this moment you are forced to keep on reading. I started this book late at night, and got over half way in my first sitting. I ended up reading it in two sittings. A very powerful story.
I'm actually glad I wasn't sat on a beach when reading this. This is a very chilling and disturbing story, very well written and put together. It really does keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering how things can progress, how this could actually happen.
I really felt a huge mixture of emotions whilst reading this. And will have to admit i cried more than once. Absolutely fantastic read. I really did enjoy it.
Maggie and Colin - I really did feel for these two. How on earth can any parent cope with what they went through.
Philip and Jennifer. I wanted to get hold of Jennifer and give her more that just a slap. I kept thinking all would be ok when Philip returned, but how wrong was I.
Katie teacher - I really believed that Kate was the key to solving everything, that one day at school she would just work it all out.
I don't want to say to much about the story, as I really don't want to spoil the book for anyone, but if you are going to read something this year, make it this.