The Fourth Monkey

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52 reviews

About this ebook

The first in the 4MK Thriller series comes a dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffrey Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully delicious mind."

Two days to save her . . .

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.

One day . . .

As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows that 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 as the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller.
52 reviews
Linda Strong
February 21, 2017
There's a new serial killer in town and he is a doozie! Chicago is used to seeing dark things ..but no one has seen the likes of this killer. It all starts with the death of a man .... who was carrying a box with an ear to be delivered to a businessman. He jumps in front of a bus and is instantly killed. Is this the 4MK killer that Detective Porter has been hunting for the past few years? This is one of those books I just could not put down for more than a couple of minutes without picking it up again. I was so eager to get to the end and then I was wishing I had read a little slower. Brilliantly written, this tale has clues within clues, games within games, and twists and turns rapid fire. The book is told basically by the Detective who is hunting the killer.... and then there's the diary found on the dead man. That in itself could be a whole fascinating book. And whatever you think you know is thrown out the window with the advent of the next chapter. Sound confusing? It is not ... it's cleverly written and the reader never loses sight of all the action. But beware ... not everyone is who they seem to be. This book automatically moves into first place of my Top Ten books of the year! Many, many thanks to the author and to Booklover Catlady publicity for the digital ARC of this novel. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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Hendry Agung
July 11, 2020
Uncommon story, thirlling and every chapter made you curious and think about what happen to the next pages. Very fun to read this. But I suggest not to read while you eat. You will lost your appetite.
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Deiradinn Draven
November 23, 2019
If you liked Se7en or any kind of Fincher-esce visual, this is the book to read. If only this trilogy would be adopted into movie form by him or someone like it.
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About the author

J.D. BARKER is the internationally best-selling author of Forsaken, a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, and winner of the New Apple Medalist Award. His work has been compared to Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Thomas Harris. His 4MK Thrillers, The Fourth Monkey and The Fifth to Die, were released in June 2017 and June 2018 respectively. He has been asked by the Stoker family to coauthor the forthcoming prequel to Dracula due out in fall 2018. His novels have been translated into numerous languages and optioned for both film and television. Barker currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Dayna, and their two dogs, both of whom sit outside his office door daily, eagerly awaiting his next novel.

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