Detective Sam Porter has been chasing the Four Monkey Killer for years when one morning he gets a phone call to come to the scene of an accident. Porter arrives to find that a man has been hit by a bus that was carrying one of the boxes that 4MK is known for delivering after taking one of his victims.
Now the clock has started ticking for Porter and the other detectives since it seems that 4MK has another victim that he will not be returning to after his accident that may still be alive. Along with the box the killer also had a diary in his pocket which Porter finds himself reading and getting caught up in the mind of a psychopath.
The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker is definitely one of those that I would call a page turning thrill ride ride from the start. Not only did you have the excerpts from the diary of a serial killer but you have a likable set of detectives working the case trying to find out just what had happened after years of chasing this killer.
While I would describe some of this read as deeply disturbing and even quite disgusting in parts isn’t that what one would expect when reading about a serial killer? It’s one of those reads that is very hard to put down as the twists and turns had me hooked from very early on when there was a life on the line that could possibly still be saved from the disturbing mind that had taken her. Definitely would recommend checking this one out!
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.