In Belladonna Johnson's world, talking to ghosts seems perfectly normal. She even lives with two - her recently deceased parents, who are still very much involved with their daughter's life. But then the ghosts start disappearing. Before her father slips away, he warns her that the doors are closing, but Belladonna doesn't understand what he means. She realises, though, that evil forces are at work, and if she can't stop them, she might lose everything. With her friend Steve, she sets off on a trip that will test them to their limits, as they discover the dark secrets that lurk on the Other Side . . .
Helen Stringer grew up in Liverpool and currently lives in California. She worked briefly for Merseyside Museums before following a local (and family) tradition by getting involved in the music business, managing a new-wave rock band and editing a local music paper. After moving to the United States to pursue a career in the film industry, she studied at the American Film Institute, winning several student film awards. She lives with a small herd of cats and about thirty fish, and now writes full-time. Her titles include The Midnight Gate and The Late Ghost.