Bound to be popular with 10+ boys and fans of the television series Primeval, this is a skilful, intelligent thriller
– Amanda Craig, THE TIMES
It’s terrific stuff… classily put together and lip-smackingly gory. Had the late Michael Crichton ever written for teens, odds are he’d have come up with something like this
– James Lovegrove, FINANCIAL TIMES
This really was a fantastic book, quite unputdownable. It’s a little hard to pin down a specific genre; I’d say it is an eco-aware, action suspense thriller. It goes at about 500mph and doesn’t stop until the last page – very tight and very well edited. The concept is exciting and believable, scarily believable
They know where you are…
In the middle of the Mexican jungle a small scientific team prepares to embark on an exploration of the world’s deepest sinkhole; a naturally-formed underwater shaft that no one has ever reached the bottom of. What they are about to discover could change the world forever.
Three thousand miles away, Joe McDonald’s father is arrested for murder. Joe and his friend Giles are desperate to prove his innocence, but when more people are attacked in mysterious circumstances, Joe begins to suspect that a predator is on the loose. Maybe the dark shapes he has seen in the woods and canal aren’t just his imagination.
Could the attacks in Joe’s town be linked to his dad’s research at the university? Could Dad’s colleague have brought something back with him from the expedition in Mexico? Suddenly the search for justice becomes a desperate fight for survival…
Steve Voake was formerly headmaster of Kilmersdon Primary School in Somerset. Following the huge success of his first novel THE DREAMWALKER’S CHILD and with further books commissioned by Faber in the UK and Bloomsbury in the US, he resigned from his position to focus on writing full time. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University and is a regular tutor for The Arvon Foundation. Steve has also written the ‘DAISY DAWSON’ series (Walker Books) for younger readers which was published by Candlewick in the US and became a bestseller for Scholastic Book Club.
Steve is currently working on a new novel for Faber and a new series for Walker Books, the first of which, HOOEY HIGGINS & THE SHARK, will be published in March 2010. He lives in Somerset with his wife and two children.