Nigel Latta is a New Zealand psychologist. He is also the host of the television show Beyond The Darklands, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers and The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show. Born in Oamaru to a family of four, Latta studied at the University of Otago. He received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Master of Science in Marine Science. In 1990 he joined the rock group Gavin Thornton’s Steam Injected Band. He toured around the South Island with them until 1991. After that he studied clinical psychology at the University of Auckland. Latta has also written several books dealing with helping families. Some of the titles include; the bestselling Into the Darklands: Unveiling the Predators Amongst Us, Before Your Teenagers Drive You Crazy, Read This!: Battlefield Wisdom for Stressed-Out Parents, Raising Teenagers: A Practical Guide for Parents, and Mothers Raising Sons among others. He has also written a fictional crime thriller, Execution Lullaby (published 2000), which focused on a death row prisoner recounting his life and actions that got him to that point.
A tight, tortured mix of serial murder and bizarre sexuality, told from an unusual viewpoint. Simon Chance, on death row awaiting execution for a series of murders committed by his wife, Juliette, tells the story of his final nine weeks before his scheduled execution.