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‘Darkly voyeuristic but with heart as funny as it is painful and true. We loved it’ GRAZIA

‘I don’t think I’ve ever turned the pages of a book so quickly. So sharp, so tender… truly excellent storytelling’ DAISY BUCHANAN

‘Entertaining and playful but with huge depth, meaning and heart. I raced through it’ EMMA GANNON

‘Thrilling, exhilarating, devastating. A must-read’ LAURA JANE WILLIAMS

‘Engrossing, fantastically written and painfully real. I laughed, sobbed and got the chills’ JESSICA RYN

UNDERBELLY
[n.] singular

The soft underside or abdomen of a mammal.
An area vulnerable to attack.
A dark, hidden part of society.

Lo and Dylan are living parallel lives, worlds apart.

Lo is the ultimate middle-class mother, all perfectly polished Instagram posts and armchair activism.

Dylan is just about surviving on a zero-hours telemarketing job from her flat, trying to keep food on the table.

But when they meet at the school gates, they are catapulted into each other’s homes and lives – with devastating consequences . . .

Explosive, sharply humorous and unflinchingly honest, Underbelly slices through the filtered surface of modern women’s lives to expose the dark truth beneath.

Coming August 2021!



Praise for Anna Whitehouse:

‘Painful and funny – and painfully funny’ Emma Freud

‘Thank God there is none of that smug, married-couple twattery in this book. I loved it’ Jane Garvey

‘Fantastically unsmug’ Woman’s Hour

‘This book is a hoot – hilarious and heartfelt’ Emma Gannon

‘Snort-tea-through-nose funny’ Cherry Healey

‘This book left me laughing so very hard and equally blubbing with tears’ Jools Oliver

‘Dark, relatable and engrossing … Loved it.’ Cesca Major

Reviews

A compelling story about the complexities of female friendships and the dark side of the Internet
HEAT
Darkly voyeuristic but with heart - as funny as it is painful and true. We loved it
GRAZIA
Timely reading for the Instagram generation
NEW!
I don't think I've ever turned the pages of a book so quickly. This is the first book I've read that really captures life online - the satire is so sharp, but the emotional core of the story is so tender and pulsing. This is truly excellent storytelling
DAISY BUCHANAN
Anna and Matt write in their signature style: entertaining and playful but with huge depth, meaning and heart. Underbelly invites us all down the rabbit hole into the wild, weird and sometimes wonderful corners of the Internet. I raced through it
EMMA GANNON