The Novel

A heroic story of three college women’s fight for justice

Amazon Reviews

“a great book for parents and their children to read as they go off to college”

“This is a gripping book that you won’t be able to put down. It’s full of ups and downs and quite a few surprises.”

“a riveting and informative book about a subject that demands our attention”

At first glance, Brooke Flanagan, Lauren Le, and Nikki Towers have little in common: aSurvivorsDawn_AUDcov final churchgoing virgin, a party girl, and a resident advisor. But they all have their own dreams, dreams that can be shattered in a single night.

When freshman Brooke Flanagan first arrives at the university, she’s excited to escape her sheltered life in a Southern town. Lauren Le, a scholarship student, likes to have a good time, but she never disappoints her hardworking, single mom. Nikki Towers always goes her own way. Confident, poised, and wealthy, Nikki’s biggest problem is what to do with her future.

Into these girls’ lives walks Colin Jordan. Colin is the son of a private equity titan, captain of his club basketball team, and a brilliant pre-law student. He is also a sexual predator.

Survivors’ Dawn relates a journey of heroes: the strength, courage, and determination of the victims as they fight to survive; the obstacles they face in their pursuit of justice; and finally, with its conclusion, hope for a future where students can pursue their dreams without fear of being attacked.

A contemporary novel, Survivor’s Dawn wrestles with issues of privilege, sexual assault, and the responsibility of academic institutions to protect their students.


If your daughter or son is bound for college (or already there) you should read this novel, and they should, too.


Read an excerpt from the novel here,