Life is better than ever, Elena and her friends can't wait to attend Dalcrest College. But when students start to disappear from campus, suddenly every new acquaintance is a potential enemy. Then Elena uncovers a long-hidden secret, one that shocks her to the core, she realises that darkness has followed her from Fell's Church. But will it be Stefan or Damon who catches her when she falls?
L. J. Smith is an American author living in California. Her books are young-adult literature and combine a myriad of genres including horror, science fictionfantasy and romance. She has written three trilogies, two series and two companion novels. After a nearly ten year hiatus from writing, L.J. Smith announced that a new Vampire Diaries trilogy was in the works, which is now a major ITV2 Series.