J.D. Barker is the internationally best-selling author of FORSAKEN and THE FOURTH MONKEY, a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, and winner of the New Apple Medalist Award. His work has been compared to Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Thomas Harris. His latest novel, THE FIFTH TO DIE, released in July 2018 followed by DRACUL in the fall. His works have been translated into numerous languages and optioned for both film and television. Barker currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Dayna, and daughter, Ember.