The Fourth Monkey

by J. D. Barker

Available 05/29/2018

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs when a notorious serial killer is hit by a bus while delivering his signature message, leaving detective Sam Porter days to locate the last victim using clues from the killer’s disturbing diary, words that taunt Sam—even from beyond the grave. 

 

 

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9781328915399
  • ISBN-10: 1328915395
  • Pages: 416
  • Publication Date: 05/29/2018
  • Carton Quantity: 24

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  • About the Book
    “In the tradition of Se7en and The Usual Suspects,The Fourth Monkey combines breakneck speed with a baffling puzzle. It has pace to die for.”—David Morrell, New York Times best-selling author of Murder as a Fine Art 

      

    “A chillingly delicious page-turner.”—Kelley Armstrong, New York Times best-selling author of Betrayals

     

    For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. A bus-pedestrian accident brings an unexpected break in the case, as the dead man was on his way to deliver a gift-wrapped message in a signature white box. What’s inside is proof that the elusive serial killer has taken one last victim before his untimely demise. 

      

    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 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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    “Superbly constructed and immaculately paced, this is one of the few serial killer thrillers that bears comparison with Thomas Harris’s 1981 masterpiece Red Dragon.”—Daily Mail 

     

    "This book lives up to the hype....fast paced, complex and filled with twists and turns, once I picked up this novel, it was incredibly hard to put down....At this point, this novel has me feeling a serious “book hangover”. And, with that ending, I am really hoping this will not be the last that I will read about these characters. 5/5 stars. A must read." — Clues and Reviews 

     

    "Bram Stoker Award finalist Barker ingeniously blends horrific images into a bizarre plotline to create this devilishly dark thriller."— Library Journal 

     

    “…Nice twists on classic thriller tropes.” —Publisher’s Weekly 

     

    “Superbly constructed and immaculately paced, this is one of the few serial killer thrillers that bears comparison with Thomas Harris’s 1981 masterpiece Red Dragon.”—Daily Mail 

     

    “J.D. Barker’s second novel is a terrifying romp.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

     

    “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

    “Creepy, scary . . . and impossible to put down! The Fourth Monkey is everything a thriller should be—a must read!” —Heather Graham, NY Times Bestselling Author

    “In the tradition of SE7EN and THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE FOURTH MONKEY combines breakneck speed with a baffling puzzle. It has pace to die for.” —David Morrell, New York Times Bestselling Author of Murder As a Fine Art and First Blood

    “A chillingly delicious page-turner.” —Kelley Armstrong, NY Times Bestselling Author 

    “Gritty, masterful suspense…Lee Child, you’ve met your match.” —Tosca Lee, NY Times Bestselling Author 

    “Brilliant. Complicated. Psychopath. This character is truly riveting.” —Marc Webb, Director of The Amazing Spiderman, Gifted, & (500) Days of Summer

    “A state of the art thriller, a current nightmare, a panic wrapped up in a box.” —Josh Malerman, Award Winning Author of Bird Box 

    “Serial killers in fiction are a dime a dozen these days, and it takes a powerful lot of thought and crafty planning to come up with one who’s unique. In THE FOURTH MONKEY Barker does just that — and gives us more than one. And he bounces his bad guys off a colorful cast of believable characters. For you puzzle fans, there’s a story within the story as strange and twisty as the tale itself. But make no mistake, this is a suspense novel through and through, and it’s in no way shy about it.” —Jack Ketchum, Award Winning Author of Off Season and The Girl Next Door 

    “This book is seriously brilliant: the best serial killer thriller I’ve ever read.” —Lisa Milton, Executive Editor HarperCollins HQ

    “Absolutely freaking brilliant! I didn’t want this book to end but what a fantastic finish! This is going to be THE crime thriller of 2017.” —Maxine Groves, Top Amazon and GoodReads Reviewer

    “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

    “Fascinating, fast-paced thriller. J.D. Barker keeps you on the edge of your seat right up until the final twist. A gripping read!” R.G. Belsky, author of the Gil Malloy thrillers

    “In THE FOURTH MONKEY, J.D. Barker interweaves multiple mysteries into an exhilarating thriller with a compelling new villain. The complexity of the puzzles and the lighting pace funnels the reader through a Rube Goldberg contraption of twists and turns. Buckle yourself in and have fun!” ...

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