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  1. Maureen Maureen says:

    I've found it particularly difficult to write a review for this one Whenever I tried to transfer my thoughts to paper ok ipad I found that in my excitement I seemed to be giving away some small detail that would possibly spoil it for other readers The shock and horror that I personally felt whilst reading this story would have little value for others if they knew what they were about to readUnusually the story begins with the death of the man known as The Fourth Monkey Killer a killer that has terrorised Chicago for the last 5 years We're all familiar with the three monkeys hear no evil see no evil speak no evil The fourth monkey represents 'do no evil' which coming from a serial killer is something of a contradiction in termsOn the day he dies he was about to deliver a message to police informing them of his latest abduction so the race is now on to discover her whereabouts before it's too lateThe killer leaves behind a handful of clues for Detective Sam Porter not least a personal diary which dates back to his childhood Herein lies the fascination with this story this was no ordinary childhood and his thoughts and actions given his age are utterly chilling Oh boy this was a completely gripping storyline but exceptionally graphic and not for the sueamish It played havoc with my emotions and was really distressing at times yet impossible to put downSo why if I found parts of it so distressing would I rate it 5 Stars? Well it was an exceptionally clever and well thought out plot the writing was simply superb and the author brought this serial killer very much to life the minutiae of his life story was utterly absorbing and then there was the conclusion just when I thought it had ended when everything had been done and dusted there was another twist right on the last page and oh boy was it a crackerAs psycholigcal thrillers go it doesn't get any better than this A remarkable read that I think will be one of the stand out books of 2017 Thank you to Netgalley H and JDBarker for my ARC for which I have given an honest unbiased review

  2. Emily May Emily May says:

    After finishing this book I rated it three stars I had just browsed the glowing reviews of fellow GR members and fell pray to the idea that I should like the book than I did But the I thought about it the less comfortable I felt with my rating I just didn't think this book was very goodIt was kind of like reading Since We Fell all over again Not only are both books bogged down by tedious albeit in this case gory backstory but they also contain frankly ludicrous plot developments Underneath the icky serial killer MO this is a very average forgettable mystery that only produces surprises when verging on the ridiculousThe Fourth Monkey starts with the death of a serial killer; one who has evaded capture for years and has a very distinctive method he sends the victim's family the ear first hear no evil then the eyes see no evil then the tongue speak no evil and finally the corpse is found with a sign DO NO EVIL Hence the four monkeys So when a man is found dead carrying a signature white box with an ear inside the homicide detective Sam Porter knows two things 1 this must be the man they've been looking for and 2 there's a girl locked up somewhere who will die if they don't find her fast On 4MK's person is a diary documenting his bizarre childhood and the Sam Porter reads the he starts to believe that the killer is playing with them in death as he did in lifeI found it uite a dull read for the most part One twist about Sam Porter's past is both obvious and worthy of a serious eye roll Other than that though Sam is given very little development I love thrillers that make you care deeply about the characters especially the detectives but Sam is pretty stock I will have forgotten him by tomorrowAlso there are no other characters worth remembering The cartoon villain is almost comical in his theatrical performances He is not complex; rather he practically walks around twirling his mustache and saying Muahaha When we delve into his past the story gets ever bizarre And not in an interesting way After 4MK goes through some standard serial killer motions killing cats perving on naked women we get caught up in some farfetched mafia plot line Long boring diary excerpts and ridiculous twists? I'll pass on the seuelBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

  3. Mary Beth Mary Beth says:

    I just loved this book It was so terrifying and horrifying Wow this book is dark and creepy in the most wonderful of ways It was just fantastic I have been waiting for this book for uite awhile It was also so demented disturbing and gory JD Barker is vivid in his descriptions For example at one point I was reading a scene that involved a rat and could picture everything clearly in my mind The author really knows how to get into your head I hate rats They are so disgustingI loved every minute of this amazingly crafted sick and twisted book I could not go to sleep I had to stay up ; I had to finish the book It kept me up all night Non stop adrenaline filled nail biting heart pounding suspense None of those adeuately describe the intensity of reading The Fourth Monkey The author manages to create the type of images that make your spine tingle and the hairs rise up on the back of your neck It’s creepy and viciousPorter and his partner Nash were incredibly likable Porter's backstory was effortlessly weaved into the story which made his character seem even human I thought the secondary characters were well drawn as well The diary drew me into the mind of the killer in a way that was uncomfortable intriguing and endlessly fascinating If you like the thrillers where you dive into the mind of the killer and that isn't too heavy on the typical police procedural then this book is for you Hear no evil See no evil Speak no evil Lastly do no evil This is the final message that is left with victims The serial killer goes after people who have done something evil and goes after someone that is very close to them So when a white box with a severed ear in it is found the race against the clock begins to find the victim and this added a great level of suspense to the novel Part of the story is also told from the serial killer's diary a nasty piece of work from when he was a childI just loved this book and loved the ending I was actually very shocked This book is filled with twists and turns and things the reader will never see coming I loved the diary tooI will be reading books by this author

  4. Meredith Meredith says:

    45 starsThis has to be one of the most sick and twisted books I have ever readI LOVED every moment I’m going to keep this short because I don’t want to give anything away A cat and mouse game ensues between a detective and serial killer when the killer gifts the detective with his diary which tells the story of his extremely disturbing childhood The voice of the serial killer jumps off the page and lures the reader into his deranged world The Fourth Monkey moves at a fast pace There's a lot of detailed gory scenes which made me cringe but there’s some humor mixed in to ease the tension The last page left me wanting I highly recommendI received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  5. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    Omg Okay there were some things I didn't like but overall I loved it I was not expecting the awesomeness and totally psychoticness of the killers up bringingI didn't really give a rats ass about the police stuff Half of their stuff was stupid anyway But the killers DIARY had me glued Reading about his life as a young boy and his whackadoo family It was diabolical Anyhoo it was awesome and I'm glad I read it Happy Reading Mel 🖤🐾🐺

  6. Christina - Recipe & a Read Christina - Recipe & a Read says:

    5 WHATS IN THE BOXXXXXX stars Full review along with a recipe for Slow Cooker Korean Beef Stew featured on my blog Recipe a Read As the great Philosopher Gweneth Stefanious once said This shit is bananas Ok ok in all seriousness we're coming to you live from ueasy City with our newly elected mayor The Fourth Monkey Set in the small midwestern fishing village known to some as Chi City aka Chicago Illinois we enter our story with one Detective Sam Porter head of the 4MK task force Porter and his suad have been tirelessly hunting The Four Monkey killer for the past 6 years The four monkeys represent the proverbial principle of hear no evil see no evil speak no evil do no evil and they're integral to 4MKs life and killingsWe're going to have such fun you and ISpoiler alert when a serial killer tells you that you're going to have fun in all likelihood fun is the opposite of what you'll be having This gritty tale begins simply with a man getting hit by a bus much like we the reader will feel when this thing is over While on the outside it looks like a fairly regular if not gruesome traffic accident upon closer inspection the pieces are not fitting together This man appeared to be on his way to drop a pristinely wrapped white package tied with black string in the mailbox This is 4MKs signature and inside the box is the ear of one 15 year old Emory Connors Thus begins a 2 day hunt for an innocent missing girl to discover the identity of 4MK and his seeming last hurrah Darkness It swirled around her like the current of the deepest sea Cold and salient crawling across her body with the touch of a stranger While this is told mostly in alternating POVs between Detective Porter and diary entries from 4MK we're also given glimpses of what Emory hasis enduring along with a few excerpts from members of Porter's suad I was incredibly impressed with Barker's writing particularly in the diary entries This ratcheted up the creep level to one million We move seamlessly between 4MK's retelling of his own past as well as Porter's present hunt for Emory The suspense here was so thick it was fit for gills than lungs Once you get into this thing you absolutely won't be able to put it down It surprised me time and again As I've mentioned before I've been on a bit of a thriller binge and it's always exciting when you get something so fresh and visceral that you absolutely can not step away from it The Fourth Monkey delivered jaw dropping thrill from start to finish While I did feel there was a little bit of gratuitous gore here and there it didn't detract from the story as a whole There are a few moments that had me going all suinty in one eye and grimacing at the detail but it was never poorly placed or unnecessary While gore isn't generally my type of reading I don't feel like it was used to sensationalize the story but ground it in the reality that these Detectives were dealing with All in all I loved this book and I'm amped to pick up the second installment This was a thrilling ride from the first page to the last and once it grips the reader it absolutely doesn't let go The twists were fresh and exciting and I absolutely didn't see them coming from a mile away I highly suggest you go pick up this book

  7. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    This is a horrific serial killer thriller that will have you reading non stop till the end with its gripping narrative Sam Porter is a Chicago detective dealing with a personal trauma that has him on leave Then he gets a call from his partner Brian Nash to get himself pronto to a traffic death For five years Sam has been trying to get the Fourth Monkey serial killer who sends three white boxes consecutively containing the ear the eyes and tongue of the victim alluding to the three monkeys who hear see and speak no evil This is to punish a relative of the victim who turns out to have done evil in direct contradiction to the fourth monkey saying do no evil This is a dark tale lightened only by the humour and banter of Sam's team The traffic death is that of the serial killer who was in the process of posting a white box with an ear in it Sam and his team race to find the final victim before she dies There are several items on the body of the killer all of which are vital clues for the police as the killer taunts them from beyond the grave One is a journal that Sam reads that depicts the childhood of the killer with his parents and their next door neighbours the Carters It is a grisly read with parts I do not care to dwell on I really don't need the nightmares The killer has a close relationship with his parents particularly his father who instills the need to be polite at all times What happens is directly related to the police investigation The victim turns out to be fifteen year old Emory Connors the illegitimate daughter of Arthur Talbot a powerful and wealthy man As Sam and his team try to get to the bottom of what exactly Talbot has done and find Emory there is twist after twist until the connections come together and the surprising truth comes to light It is odd to think of a serial killer being driven by the moral imperative to put an end to evil deeds This moral ambiguity gives rise to some uestions a man who does despicable things to innocents to punish the guilty? Is it possible to feel empathy for the killer? Then there is the final twist which does not give Sam's reaction to the act An impressively plotted novel with a narrative that is bound to hit the bestseller lists A brilliantly gruesome read that I highly recommend Thanks to Harleuin for an ARC

  8. Kaceey Kaceey says:

    All I can say isWOWInside the depraved mind of a serial killer The cold chilling evilSo what is it about serial killer books? Curious human nature I suppose This is my third one this month and by far the most disturbing Normally I avoid these but they seem to be “creeping” into my library Each one getting darker and sinister And I’m so glad I picked this one up Everything you’ve heard about this book is trueit's just that goodThe fourth monkey represents “Do No Evil” Dispensing his own brand of vigilante justice And the goal punish a family member who’s relative has run afoul of the lawA recent accident leaves a man dead in the street It appears that luck is on the side of law enforcement and the man hit by the bus is no other than the infamous 4MK Fourth Monkey Killer For half a decade the city of Chicago has endured a nightmare that left 7 girls murdered in its wake Can the good people of Chicago finally breathe a sigh of relief? Come on now nothing is ever that simple Evidence is found next to the dead man that shows there may be one victim out thereand this one may still be alive With the clock ticking detectives Porter and Nash fight against time and fearful citizens to find the killer’s next victim before it's too lateTold through several points of view including the killer's own diary The deep dark journey into the world of a madman Disturbing twisted My favorite partsAlthough I had a few plot lines figured out there were plenty of bumps and shocking moments And ooh the endingAbsolutely could not put it down AgainWOW Highly recommendThank you to NetGalley JD Barker and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for an ARC to review

  9. Lou Lou says:

    I absolutely loved this Deliciously depraved darkly deviant A chilling serial killer a novel so creepy horrifying from the outset from an exciting relatively unheard of author Fabulously disturbing and the sickest thing I have ever read If these statements don't piue your interest nothing willThe Fourth Monkey is one of the most anticipated thrillers of 2017 not only is there this book but the TV movie rights have also been purchased so somebody must've thought this would make a good tv seriesmovie and I couldn't agree Described as Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs this dark twisted tale will leave you wanting of JD Barker's deliciously gritty offerings A stunner of a novel I loved every moment of itThe premise of the book involves the four monkeys The four monkeys are Mizaru covering his eyes who sees no evil; Kikazaru covering his ears who hears no evil; and Iwazaru covering his mouth who speaks no evil The fourth Shizaru symbolizes the principle of do no evil He has shown crossing his arms The source that popularized this pictorial maxim is a 17th century carving over a door of the famous Tōshō gū shrine in Nikkō Japan The carvings at Toshogu Shrine were carved by Hidari Jingoro and believed to have incorporated Confucius’s Code of Conduct using the monkey as a way to depict man’s life cycleThe chapter setup is very well done and adds to the suspense throughout the novel There is plenty of action contained in the sharp snappy chapters the perfect combination for a super speedy unputdownable veritable thrill ride The chapters are split between three different perspectives Porter Clair #4Mk's diary entries It makes you want to continue reading as each chapter ends the next is from a different perspective I do hope these characters are used again in his future books as I loved their development and their intertwining relationships especially Porter and Nash Arthur Talbot turns out to be connected to each individual family that has a member murdered He has his hands so to speak in all of the pies all of the criminal underworld dealings going on in Chicago for the past 20 yearsIt's taken me uite a while to write this review as I didn't know how to convey in words the stunning nature of this book Definitely the toughest review to write in a long time Trying to convey the fantastic plot and characters is not an easy job I now realise that no matter how long I take to write the review I will never be able to demonstrate the superb nature of this novel I cannot wait until #2 comes out next summer It's going to be a long wait If it turns out to be as good as this then Barker will be a thriller readers most anticipated author It will be extremely difficult for this to be knocked off my best of 2017 number one spotOne of the best books i've read this year without a doubt If you have a soft spot for mystery thrillers with a little horror thrown in for good measure then you can't go wrong with this Unmissable It’s creepy it’s dark and it’s so much fun to read leaving you gasping right until the endExpertly crafted compelling from the start a spectacular ending undoubtedly so worthy of your time You'll read this one extremely uickly desperate to know how events will progressI genuinely didn't want this to end and as a conseuence I wanted to read it slowly to savour it It didn't work though as I was constantly flipping the pages uicker and uicker desperate to discover the next twist and turn If you're a fan of thrillers do not miss this one as this is the best serial killer thriller I have ever readDo yourself a favour make sure this lands right at the top of your TO BE READ LIST JD Barker is a huge new talent I truly hope this isn't the last we hear of him It's a rare occasion when you feel a book cannot be done justice through any review You must read itA word of warning I have seen some reviews for this that have significantly lower ratings than most others The main complaint causing these ratings is that the book is pretty sick So if you are not into that sort of thing I would advise avoiding reading this In all honesty I can't properly understand these issues as the synopsis clearly gives the impression that it will be that type of book That said I do appreciate that not every one enjoys the same things I'm also a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their opinion and although subjective every opinion is as valid as the next

  10. Norma Norma says:

    All I can say is WOW and thank you so much to my dear friend Kaceey for encouraging me to read this book You only told me I don’t know how many times that I needed to read this book and now I know exactly why 5 Thrilling StarsTHE FOURTH MONKEY A 4MK Thriller #1 by JD BARKER is a dark thrilling chilling creepy and suspenseful mysterythrillerpolice procedural novel that was a captivating gripping and fast paced read that was extremely hard to put down I absolutely loved this one from start to finish as I was stepping into the sadistic mind of this sick and twisted serial killer There are so many good twists and turns to keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat with all the cat and mouse games that occurs throughout this story between a detective and a serial killer The premise of the book involves the four monkeys which I found to be uite interesting The four monkeys are Mizaru covering his eyes who sees no evil; Kikazaru covering his ears who hears no evil; Iwazaru covering his mouth who speaks no evil; and the fourth monkey Shizaru symbolizes the principle of do no evil JD BARKER delivers an extremely intense and well written story here with some cringe worthy scenes that is told through three different perspectives including the serial killer’s backstory by way of diary chapters The diary chapters was one of my favorite parts of this story as it really allowed me to get inside the life and mind of this disturbing and creepy characterI couldn’t help but love Detective Sam Porter's character as he was vulnerable funny and such a likeable character I really appreciated the witty banter that ensued between him and Nash as it really helped to ease the tension of the disturbing scenes as they could get a little gory at timesThis book was so exciting fun and thrilling to read that even had a little bit of horror thrown in to keep me totally engaged and eager to read to see how it was all going to play out The ending was unexpected and spectacular which left me wanting So I am so happy to hear that there is a second book coming out and that this is also optioned for both television and film I can hardly wait Would highly recommendIn addition to reading this book I purchased myself a copy of the audiobook and although it took me a little bit to warm up to the narrator voices once I did I thoroughly enjoyed Edoardo Ballerini and Graham Winton’s performance and thought they both delivered the perfect voices for the charactersThank you so much to NetGalley Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and JD Barker for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a reviewReview written and posted on our themed book blog Two Sisters Lost In A Coulee ReadinghttpstwosisterslostinacouleecomCoulee a term applied rather loosely to different landforms all of which refer to a kind of valley

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The Fourth Monkey ❰Read❯ ➮ The Fourth Monkey Author J.D. Barker – For over five years the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago When his body is found the police uickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message one which proves he h For over five years the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago When his body is found the police uickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be aliveAs the lead The Fourth MOBI :↠ investigator on the MK 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 ownWith 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.