Jonathan Starling's home has been attacked and his father is in an asylum. On the run from a gang of kidnappers, Jonathan hides out in a secret borough that festers in the heart of modern London. Founded by Jack the Ripper, Darkside is a place of evil, danger and unimaginable excitement, where nightmares walk the streets. Perfect for teaching conventions of the gothic genre, how to build suspense and characterisation. Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.