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Editor reviews

"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)

Summary

Two days to save her....

They've found the killer. The killer that Detective Sam Porter has been hunting for five years. But it's too late to put him behind bars. He's already dead.

One day to save her....

But even death can't stop this murderer. His last victim is still alive, struggling to escape and the police have no idea who or where she is.

Zero....

Now Sam Porter must race against time, as her chances of survival slip away, to stop this serial killer from claiming his final victim...

This stunning thriller is perfect for fans of Val McDermid, Jo Nesbo and Helen Fields.

"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)
©2017 J. D. Barker (P)2017 Recorded Books

Critic reviews

"A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind." (Jeffery Deaver)
" The Fourth Monkey has one of the most ingenious openings that I've read in years. This thriller never disappoints." (James Patterson)
"Superbly constructed and immaculately paced." ( Daily Mail)

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Excellent story well read.

Loved it. It kept me guessing throughout. The description makes you feel like you are there.

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Two stories lines collide.


Interesting noir detective story, that has enough twist and dark humour to keep the interest going without being too exploitative.
Good entertainment that was smart and well developed within its kind.

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Gruesome but cleverly crafted

Very well written and excellently narrated. A pretty gruesome twist on the world of serial killers, psychopaths and sadists. The interaction between characters, especially within the “family” unit is at times comical and at other times shocking. Its a very clever story that has a number of twists that surprise. Definitely worth a credit.

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Brilliant!

Spine chillingly good! I loved every minute of this book, great characters and plot. Bravo!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-18

Timeless Thriller

What a great read. Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Loved the suspense and concurrent storylines.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-08-17

Great book!

Gripping narrative. Dark and twisting. I was hooked from the start and with each turn of the page became more and more obsessed. I could NOT put this down!