At an exclusive girls' boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records
her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her obsession is
her room-mate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy's friendship with their new and
disturbing classmate. Ernessa is a mysterious presence with pale skin
and hypnotic eyes.
Around her swirl dark secrets and a series of ominous disasters. As
fear spreads through the school, fantasy and reality mingle into a
waking nightmare of gothic menace, fuelled by the lusts and fears of
adolescence. And at the centre of the diary is the question that haunts
all who read it: Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or is the narrator
trapped in her own fevered imagination?
About The Author
Rachel Klein received her BA and MA degrees in English Literature from
the University of Michigan, where she received Hopwood Awards for both
translation and short story. Her work has been published in the Chicago
Review and the Literary Review. She lives in Brooklyn
with her family.