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404 pages, Hardcover
First published June 27, 2017
Ok, try to puzzle this one out. The whole story encompasses only three days, but so much happens when a disturbed serial killer returns after ten years silent to unleash his evil on the innocent.....to punish the corrupt.
Detective Samuel Porter of Chicago Metro is on leave due to a horrific tragedy in his family, but is called nonetheless to again lead the chase when THE FOURTH MONKEY KILLER makes his presence known by way of his trademark little boxes filled with facial body parts....AND....time is of the essence as the countdown for survival begins for another young girl's life.
Despite a somewhat familiar storyline, what made THE FOURTH MONKEY stand out and engrossing for me was the reading of the DIARY entries depicting the OMG! highly dysfunctional family life of the 4MK as a child.....and then we can't forget the creepy-good end!
Reference to the three wise monkeys: See No Evil...Hear No Evil...Speak No Evil...AND...an added..."Do No Evil" is our killer's motto....and he certainly abides by it!
Yep! There's gore. Yep! There's brutality. Yep! There's even a bit of sex.....and a few rodents running about.
Bring on 4 MK THRILLER #2!
Many thanks to NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.