Faith of Dawn, by Kristin Dearborn

Faith of Dawn, by Kristin Dearborn

  • Author: Kristin Dearborn
  • Artist: Zach McCain
  • Pub. Date: February 2024
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-960-5
  • Status: In Stock




"It’s always cause for celebration when Kristin Dearborn unleashes a fresh nightmare.” - Ed Kurtz, author of THE RIB FROM WHICH I REMAKE THE WORLD

About the Book:

Private Investigator Amanda Lane thought she’d gotten her life together after losing her leg in Afghanistan, but a crumbling marriage and PTSD showed her that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Because of this, she decides to go back to the odd little Florida town where she lived as a girl—not to reconnect with family, but because the cold case of two missing college students seems to point there. If she can solve this case, she reasons, her estranged husband will see her as a hero, and will have to take her back.

However, in the heart of the Ocala National Forest, almost 700 square miles of pine scrub and swamp, waits a horrifying truth about her childhood that will push her the edge of her sanity. She will confront both human and inhuman monstrosities, and endure earth-shattering revelations which she – and the world as we know it - may not survive.

Published as a trade paperback:
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Featuring full color cover artwork
• Retail price $20.00

Ghosties and ghoulies and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night: That’s Kristin Dearborn in a nutshell. This life-long New Englander and horror writer was destined to write about anything that screams, squelches, or bleeds. Her first literary love was Michael Crichton (she was eleven). Her second, Stephen King. And Jurassic Park, one of her favorite movies, she asserts is a creature feature – her favorite type of horror flick.

At the University of Maine, Dearborn studied theater and English, and then went on to Seton Hill University where she earned her M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction (heavy on the monster horror).  She’s been on the horror scene since 2010 with her short stories and novellas, and has contributed to a number of anthologies.

Dearborn is the author of The Amazing Alligator Girl (2022), Sacrifice Island (2018), Woman in White (2017), Whispers (2016), Stolen Away (2016), and Trinity (2012). She revels in people saying, “But you look so normal,” after they’ve read her work. When she’s not unleashing a fresh new nightmare onto the page, Dearborn is probably searching for one. (80s horror paperbacks make her heart sing.) Or she’s speaking all things horror at one of her usual stomping grounds like Northeastern Writers Conference (NECON), Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival, or StokerCon.

“Kristin Dearborn is one of the most talented under-the-radar writers the horror genre has to offer. Faith of Dawn is crisp, compelling, and unflinching—an edgy crime novel that quickly finds itself in the Florida swamps and there morphs into cosmic horror and cryptid terror, in a seamless balancing act. She’s always been good, but with this one, Dearborn levels all the way up. I can’t wait to see what she does next!” - Christopher Golden, New York Times Bestselling author of ROAD OF BONES and ALL HALLOWS