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An intensely emotional, psychological thriller.Consumed with grief from losing her husband and children, Maribeth lives alone in a cabin in the woods.  Haunted by her dead family and the choices that destroyed them, she just wants to heal. When a woman is murdered and left in her woods, Maribeth can no longer hide. The serial killer who destroyed her life has a copy cat determined to finish her off.  BONUS CONTENT: Download the book club guide.

MESSAGE in the BONES: Book 1

When long-buried bones are found, only Gabby can help find out what happened. The only one who believes Gabby's visions is the killer who now hunts her.


Book 2

When Gabby finds a nearly dead young woman in the woods wrapped around her newborn baby, she must use her gifts to stop horror happening nearby. Will Gabby be able to stop them, or meet a fiery end?   



When Gabby finds Lucas' missing sister, she finds more questions than answers. The explosive series finale.

Field of Flies

Two people want Zoey dead - One is in her own head
Which is worse - a killer desperate to keep her from finding the truth - or the killer in her mind. Maybe she can stop them both….
(Previously published as How Murder Saved My Life)
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Upcoming Releases

2020 should be a wonderful year for new books! Marked by Darkness and Message in the Grave are the newest releases. More to come.

My Story

Dawn Merriman writes creepy small town murder mysteries, but nothing too graphic. (She likes to sleep at night.)
   Dawn Merriman grew up a small town farm girl on a small time pig farm in Indiana. She spent her young adulthood sitting on her bedroom floor scribbling stories into notebooks. She won the "Northeast Indiana Young Writers" award as a sophomore in high school.
   After battling severe depression, she wrote her debut novel "Field of Flies" (previously published as "How Murder Saved My Life") as therapy. Mixing her love of murder mysteries and farming with climbing out of the darkness, she continues to write twisty thrillers. 
   Dawn Merriman currently  lives on a small farm with her husband and teenage children. You can often find her with muck boots on her feet and a story in her head. She is currently working on new murder thrillers. She enjoys animals, auctions, reading, snorkeling and writing small town murder mystery novels. 

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