The Fourth Monkey

The Fourth MonkeyThe Fourth Monkey (A 4MK Thriller, #1) by J.D. Barker
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on June 27th 2017
Pages: 404
ISBN: 0544968840
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The long and short of this is: A serial killer has been terrorizing Chicago for over five years. The serial killer has become known as the Fourth Monkey (See No evil, Speak No evil – you get the picture). Then one night, his body is found. Police on the scene believe that he was on his way to deliver a message about a victim – who may very well be still alive. Detective Sam Porter has been the detective on the case. He has his own demons and many question if it is too soon for him to be diving into this investigation- but he does. He believes he can find the victim and unravel who the killer is and what haws motivated him over the years. Whew! What a ride!

That is all I am going to say about the plot. What I will say is that I highly recommend this book if you enjoy clever, intelligent psychological thrillers! Of course, as you can tell from the blurb, this is not fairy tale. It is dark, gritty, suspenseful, mesmerizing and hard to put down. I loved that we got to see inside the mind of the killer. He gave us glimpses into his past which really sucked me in! I loved the ongoing investigations paired with the killer’s past. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! (and neither should you!)

Again, if you like gritty psychological thrillers (and can handle some gore) this book is for you! But be warned – this is hard to put down and may cause you to lose sleep!