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The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker
  

The Fourth Monkey

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One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | July 2017 Book of the Month.

A humdinger of a serial killer thriller in sheer overdrive, The Fourth Monkey is a winner from the get go, even if some of the explicit, gory violence inevitably scattered throughout the book might offend some. The Fourth Monkey Killer has been terrorising Chicago for five years, with seven victims each mutilated in different ways and has just died in a traffic accident, leaving the main investigator Detective Sam Peter, in a cat and mouse race to discover the the latest, now one-eared, abductee before she eventually perishes, when the killer's diary falls into his possession. The criminal's backstory which we gradually discover is both harrowing and fascinating as Sam has to delve into the psychopath's sick mind in an effort to understand him and solve the conundrum of the victim's whereabouts and identity, but is he being manipulated from beyond the grave? And why were the victims specifically selected? Fast-paced, full of twists related to the the title based on a Japanese saying, this is already in the bestseller lists and no wonder! ~ Maxim Jakubowski

Maxim Jakubowski June 2017 Highly Recommended.

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Oh my, this is a sensational rattlesnake-strike of a read! The terrifying Four Monkey Killer is dead, he has left a personal diary containing clues for the investigating team to follow, can they beat the clock and rescue his last victim? We follow the diary, victim, and detectives over several days, short snappy chapters filled with impact and drama ensured I could not and did not want to stop reading. This book is so rammed full of shocking revelations, even if I had an idea of where something was going, I was soon hit full broadside by another stomach churning blast. The diary gave me the heebie-jeebies as I read, at points I closed my eyes and took a deep breath before I could continue. Be warned, J. D. Barker owns one seriously twisted and evil-plotting pen, the diary is horribly addictive, and the rest just plain addictive. ‘The Fourth Monkey’ in turns repulsed and thrilled me, it is an exceedingly creepy, yet brilliantly plotted, fabulous read and I can’t recommend it highly enough. ~ Liz Robinson

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Synopsis

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Brilliant. Complicated. Psycopath. That's the Four Monkey Killer or '4MK'. A murderer with a twisted vision and absolutely no mercy. Detective Sam Porter has hunted him for five long years, the recipient of box after box of grisly trinkets carved from the bodies of 4MK's victims. But now Porter has learnt the killer's twisted history and is racing to do the seemingly impossible - find 4MK's latest victim before it's too late...

Reviews

'A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind.' - Jeffery Deaver

'Not since Hannibal Lecter had a friend for dinner has a serial killer been so skillfully rendered on the page.' - Taylor Elmore, Writer/Producer of Justified and Limitless

'Gripping, addictive, and devilishly clever. From its opening salvo The Fourth Monkey grabs you and never lets go. J. D. Barker is a stunning new talent.' - Barry Lancet, award-winning author of Tokyo Kill and Pacific Burn

'A chillingly delicious page-turner.' - NY Times Bestselling Author, Kelley Armstrong

'Creepy, scary... and impossible to put down! THE FOURTH MONKEY is everything a thriller should be-a must read!' - Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author

'Gritty, masterful suspense. A dark ride into the mind of a genius killer, and those tasked with stopping him for good. Impeccably written with Barker's trademark wit and penchant for killer detail. Lee Child, you've met your match.' - Tosca Lee, NY Times Bestselling Author

About the Author

J. D. Barker

J. D. Barker is the international best-selling author of Forsaken, a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Debut Novel. In addition, he has been asked to coauthor a prequel to Dracula by the Stoker family. Barker splits his time between Englewood, Florida, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Publication date

27th June 2017

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J. D. Barker

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Publisher

HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
480 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Books of the Year 2017
Thriller / Suspense
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Thriller / suspense
Classic crime

ISBN

9780008216993

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