Darren Young was born in 1971 in the West Midlands and now lives in Nottingham with his wife, Luisa and their two children, Alessio and Emilia.
His background is in customer service, working in financial services and then as a consultant in the UK and Europe, then later a director with CSN. He has a master’s degree in business administration.
He’d always enjoyed writing – he used to chronicle his family holidays as a child – and, in his spare time, along with the occasional game of tennis, he wanted to try his hand at writing a real book but didn’t think there was enough room in his already busy life to fit it in.
Luckily, he found a sympathetic coffee shop and plenty of encouragement from those around him and he began working on Child Taken at the end of 2014 after hearing a radio news bulletin whilst in the car and having an idea before the end of the journey that is 95% intact in the published book.
Child Taken is due out on 18 May 2017.
Darren is currently writing his next novel.