Trust has never come easily to Stefan and Damon, but w that ruthless vampire Samuel is determined to ruin their lives, the Salvatores must join forces to defeat their foe. Samuel has already ruined Stefan's chances at a rmal life, and w he's framing Damon for the Jack the Ripper murders, too. With the help of Cora, a human girl, Stefan and Damon track Samuel from the glittering ballrooms of London to the city's asylum, which Samuel uses for his own nefarious purposes. However, while finding Samuel is easy, Damon and Stefan quickly learn that stopping him may be impossible. Full of dark shadows and surprising twists, the fifth book in the Stefan's Diaries series raises the stakes for the Salvatore brothers as they face unimaginable threats.
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 fiction/fantasy 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.