Author(s): Ed Chatterton
Some secrets are buried deep ...Set in both Liverpool and Hollywood, Underland is another exciting, uncompromising thriller from the author of A Dark Place to Die. At first glance, the horrifically bloody crime scene in suburban Liverpool looks like a straightforward murder-suicide. The husband kills the wife and then himself. Simple. Or it would be if it wasn't for the dead couple's missing teenage son, Nicky. With Nicky's holiday job on a Hollywood movie being shot in the city bringing unwanted press attention, newly promoted DCI Frank Keane knows that time is running out to find the missing boy. The only question is: is Nicky victim or killer? When it comes, the answer is worse than anyone expects. The deaths in Liverpool are just the start of a twisted international killing spree by an ambitious psychopath with a point to prove. As the odds, and the stakes, stack up, Keane has no option but to mount an unorthodox operation on unfamiliar and dangerous territory. And suddenly a cop from Liverpool might just be the only one who can prevent a killing that would shock the world ...
Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and has been succesfully writing and illustrating books for twenty five years. He has written dozens of children's books, mainly for upper primary to YA and has illustrated more than eighty books for many other writers, including three Children's Laureates. He won several awards in the UK before becoming an Australian citizen in 2006. His novel 'The Brain Finds A Leg' was shortlisted for the 2008 NSW Premier's Literary Award. His books have been translated into fourteen languages. Alongside his publishing work Martin also continues to work as a graphic designer and TV commercials director. He lives in northern NSW and is married with two children.