Bay of Thieves

Immerse yourself in the sun-soaked financial thriller of the summer, out 20th June 2024

Money wrote the rules on the Côte d’Azur and the real locals were those who understood this.

Vanessa and Kate live a glamorous life in the south of France helping the rich stay richer by hiding their money. While they know it’s wrong, that their clients are corrupt, they are professionals and good at their jobs. Plus, there is the money . . .

When their boss draws them deeper into his web of corruption, the chic veneer of their existence falls away, along with their excuses, leaving both women dangerously exposed to the lures of greed, gambling and hazardous liaisons. Vanessa and Kate become desperate for an escape route, a way to beat the system without destroying themselves, but the only ones available make them worse than those they are seeking to evade. While one woman pulls away from corruption, the other is drawn in. But just how far will each of them go for money – their clients’ and their own – before someone is killed?

Amid the opulence of the Côte D’Azur, Bay of Thieves explores the distorting power of wealth, its influence over morals and laws alike, and its ability to destroy beliefs held over a lifetime.

Read the prologue here.

Praise for Bay of Thieves

‘A timely, gripping, and richly nuanced financial thriller that exposes the Riviera’s seedy underbelly, from money laundering and sanctions dodging to human trafficking, in a web of greed and corruption that ensnares everyone unlucky enough to come within the grasp of glamour.’


New York Times bestselling author of The Expats.

‘Spinning as relentlessly as a roulette wheel, Bay of Thieves is a vivid and an entertaining immersion into the deliciously corrupted excess of the Côte d’Azur, where even the best of intentions can fatally run aground.’


author of Winter Work

‘A chic and gripping thriller. So well-drawn you could be watching a movie. The pressure never lets up. A must for your next holiday read.’


author of You Don’t Know Me and I Know What I Saw

‘A classy, gripping thriller about power, corruption and wealth, and a deeply human drama where so much lies at stake.’ 


Sunday Times bestselling author of The Doll Factory.

‘The seductive and insidious allure of wealth, status, power and lifestyle is brilliantly encapsulated in Megan Davis’ new thriller. Her characters perfectly embody the moral dilemmas and conflicting loyalties of the new rapacious international rich.’ 


author of Londongrad, From Russia with Love and Agents of Influence.

‘Bay of Thieves has the glamour and suspense of a high-stakes game of roulette. This darkly twisting book had me gripped from the start.’ 


author of The Chase

‘This is a gripping thriller, in the zeitgeist, wealth is unchecked, London still harbours a lot of illegal money. What Davis demonstrates most is the gears of fine storyteller …’


CrimeTime. Read the full review of Bay of Thieves here.

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