The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker

The Fourth Monkey by [Barker, J. D.]

Title: The Fourth Monkey

Author: J.D. Barker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Date of publication: June 27th, 2017

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Number of pages: 416

POV: Alternating 3rd person and 1st person

Where you can find The Fourth Monkey: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

The most anticipated thriller of the year – Optioned for both film and television

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called, “A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind.”

For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. 

As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own.

With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer’s identity remains a mystery. Time is running out and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller.

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