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The Sixth Wicked Child

(4MK Thriller #3)

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4.73  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  43 reviews
In the riveting conclusion of the 4MK trilogy, Barker takes the thriller to an entirely new level. Don't miss a single word of the series James Patterson called "ingenious."

Hear No Evil
For Detective Sam Porter, the words “Father, forgive me” conjure memories long forgotten; a past intentionally buried. For Anson Bishop, these three words connect a childhood to the presen
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Hardcover, 532 pages
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Hampton Creek Press
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Debra
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 stars

"...everything is normal when you don't know any better." Isn't that the truth!

First and foremost, if you have not read the previous books in this series, do not attempt this one. I mean this in the best possible way. You seriously do not want to miss a thing. The other two books set this book up perfectly plus you will be missing a mountain of back story (plus two really great books). Whew, is all I can say after finishing this one. When it comes to this book, forget what you know, wha
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Paromjit
I never realised that JD Barker was writing a 4MK trilogy based around a prolific master serial killer, Ansen Bishop, and that this is the final rip roaring finale to this series. On balance, I think that is a good decision, after reading the second book I felt that the premise driving this series was beginning to reach its limits. This is a thrilling firecracker of a conclusion, pulse pounding, a nervously biting fingernails affair, twisted in every which way and then some, with red herrings ga ...more
Matt
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, J.D. Barker, and Hampton Creek Press for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.

As the riveting 4MK trilogy comes to an end, J.D. Barker offers the most explosive novel to date. Chilling in its delivery and full of unexpected twists, fans of the series should brace themselves as all the pieces finally come together. As the 4MK cases continues to gain momentum, the obvious suspect rem
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Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
I loved The Fourth Monkey and The Fifth To Die and have been anxiously awaiting the conclusion to the 4MK trilogy especially after the shocking cliffhanger in the last book. All I can say is as soon as I started The Sixth Wicked Child, I couldn't put it down. This is one of my favorite, and one of the best, serial killer/crime series around, by far.

J.D. Barker has given us a serial killer suspect quite unlike any other: Anton Bishop is intelligent, gifted, always one step ahead of the police,
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Jane is not my name
"You cant play with God without being acquainted with the devil".

Wow, wow, wow, now that was a grand finale! What a book, what an ending.
I have to say I was sceptical whether this final book of the 4MK series will manage to round up the brilliant Fourth Monkey and The Fifth to Die. I was afraid that the closure will not be perfect ...But it was. I wont write about the ingenious plot of The Sixth Wicked Child. Or about all the unpredictable twists and who-the-hell-done-it and what-the-heck-is-ha
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Yvonne (It's All About Books)

Finished reading: August 12th 2019


"You can bury a bad thing, but those bad things have a tendency to claw their way back out of the dirt."

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Hampton Creek Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Elaine Tomasso
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Netgalley and Hampton Creek Press for an advance copy of The Sixth Wicked Child, the third and final novel in the 4MK series.

The Sixth Wicked Child takes place immediately after the events of its predecessor, The Fifth to Die. Detective Sam Porter is back in Chicago and under suspicion so FBI agent Frank Poole is now in charge of the 4MK investigation. Trying to make sense of all the information he has he is soon under pressure when more bodies are found and Anson Bishop ha
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Renee
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley2019
The Fourth Monkey and The Fifth to Die(first two books in this trilogy) were among my favorite reads in 2017 and 2018. The release of The Sixth Wicked Child(US – August 27, 2019), means that I have had the pleasure of 3 ***** reads in 3 years by the incredibly talented J.D. Barker. A lot is going on in this book, and if you haven't managed to keep track of what every character was doing when The Fifth to Die ended, this would be a really good time for a reread.
You know the feeling when something
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Meagan
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh. My. GOODNESS.
I couldn't put this book down- I HAD to find out what in Hades was going on. There were twists I never saw coming in a million years. And that ending!!!
The conclusion to the 4MK trilogy was everything I could've asked for and more. The suspense literally kept me up at night and I had to read one more chapter, then another, then another. When I finished the book, I had to take a solid hour just to sit and process.
Would I read the series again? Absolutely- I've already started.
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Donna Hines
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
I'm relatively knew to the reading world so forgive me as I've read two of the three in the 4MK series however for me this one banged it out so well that I think I'll go back and read the 1st The Fourth Monkey.
What I loved about this was reading fellow reviewers reviews because if my blogger pals aren't into it then I'm pretty darn sure it's a good pass for me as I read over 1k books a year and can't waste my time.
My friends in the book world had this one pegged as a thriller of mass proportion
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Andrea
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
Wow, the third book in this trilogy does not disappoint. After a slow start setting the scene from the end of the second book, the author takes us on a roller coaster of a ride with a plethora of dead bodies and suspects which keeps us guessing until all is revealed about 4MK at the end. This is one of my favourite series of all time, I never re-read books but I might have to this time to savour it all again.
Colette Lamberth
In an ideal world I would have reread the first two books immediately before this one but to be honest I couldn’t wait I to get stuck in as soon as it hit my kindle. This is book 3 of the 4MK trilogy and you really need to have read the first two. I did have some concerns on the way through this one about where the author was going with it but ultimately I think he had the right ending. This is a great trilogy and I’m a bit envious of those new readers who will be able to read all three back to ...more
Dave
This is one thriller that will blow your mind. Barker has gifted us the thrilling conclusion to the MK3 trilogy and he pulls no punches with this one. Note that it is a trilogy and there is a learning curve at the beginning to catch up with what has gone on before and all the characters. Even if you read the first two books, you may not remember all the details, particularly if you didn't make cliff notes, particularly of the ending of book two. However, you would be urged to push on because the ...more
Leah Hines
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This stunning conclusion to the trilogy left me speechless. This is thriller writing at its absolute best. Told from multiple points of view, the action is non-stop as the reveals keep coming. There were so many times that I found myself questioning what I believed. All the story points are wrapped up in a more than satisfying way with a perfect ending. These complex characters draw the reader into their lives and make you invested in the outcome. This is a trilogy I will reread again and again. ...more
Kate
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would recommend this to any want a novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat and is a real page turner. It is not one those mysteries that that you have figured by page ten. Definitely will surprise you. I would certainly recommend both of books. Great characters
Emma Shaw
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh. My. God. What an exhilarating, jaw-dropping, crazy and spectacular ride! J. D. Barker has ended the Four Monkey Killer trilogy on a bigger note than the gigantic one I was already anticipating. Not content with blowing our minds at the end of book two and leaving us wondering what on earth happens next for months, he now returns and takes everything you were thinking after the previous books’ revelations and pulls the rug from under you once more. I got book whiplash from all the twists and ...more
Joyce
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

This is the final entry into J.D. Barker's 4MK trilogy. It starts out with a bang. The book has a large number of characters of which to keep track. I strongly suggest that the series be read in order of the publication to get the full impact of the story. So much is going on. There are stories within stories, tendrils going in several directions at once in this book. The reader almost needs to make a chart.

Several murders are committed not only in Chicago, but also in South Carolina. Th
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Gram
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the shattering finale to the 4MK trilogy - a jet propelled serial killer thriller that will leave you breathless.
In this final part of the series, the author J.D. Barker seems like a master magician switching the action from various locations with a half dozen characters speeding the action along.
As the body count rises, Detective Sam Porter is placed in a Kafkaesque situation as he battles to remember his past while on the run from police and the FBI who now believe he is a murderer. Me
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Kat
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What the hell did I just read !! So twisted and clever this is a book with a devastatingly fiendish plot and it was perfect ...just 100% perfect that’s the only way I can actually describe this stunning book and just when you think it can’t get any better it damn well does and it just blew my mind !!! Superb writing that just took my breath away and fabulous characters what more can you ask for in a novel and this one has it all and a whole lot more.
I knew when I first started reading it was goi
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Sue Blanchard
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thankyou to NetGalley, publishers and the author, J D Barker for the opportunity to read an advanced readers copy of The Sixth Wicked Child in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.
I could not read The Fourth Monkey and The Fifth To Die ( book one and two of the 4MK series ) fast enough. I thought they were the true epitome of what a thriller novel should be. Face paced and full of action and OMG, moments. You certainly could not predict where the author was going.
I was waiting, rather i
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CJ
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved The Fourth Monkey and its sequel The Fifth To Die so I was thrilled to discover I had been approved for the ARC of the final chapter in the series.

The story hooked me from the first line and didn’t let go until the very end. It’s such a cliche to say “I couldn’t put it down” but in the 24 hours after receiving the ARC, I was either reading The Sixth Wicked Child or sleeping.



If The Fifth To Die was a rollercoaster, The Sixth Wicked Child is the entire amusement park. There are surprises,
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Louise
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kath
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book completes the 4MK trilogy. This means that you really have to read the first two for this to make complete sense. It's a very convoluted series, I even re-scanned the previous books as a refresher before starting this one, and really won't make sense when taken individually, or read out of order. Also, if you haven't read the previous books, please don't read on, this review might contain spoilers from those books.
This book takes us back to the beginning. To the Finicky House for Waywa
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Calista Andrechek
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to NetGalley, J.D. Barker and Hampton Creek Press for the free e-book in exchange for an honest review.

For Detective Sam Porter, the words “Father, forgive me” brings back long buried memories that he would rather keep buried. For Bishop, these words connect his childhood to the present as he unleashes a truth hidden for ages. These three words are found written on a piece of cardboard next to different murder victims in different areas linking them all to one killer. Metro and the FBI
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donna
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Hampton Creek Press for the free copy via Netgalley. This series is one of my fav. I am sorry to see it end. The author does a good job of tying everything together. Along the way doubt is placed and you start to question everything. What is true and what is not? Once again we get the diary which has been shown to be a very successful story telling tool in this series. Run do not walk to read this final installment.
Malina Skrobosinski
If I could give this 500 stars I would!

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Emma Shaw
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh. My. God. What an exhilarating, jaw-dropping, crazy and spectacular ride! J. D. Barker has ended the Four Monkey Killer trilogy on a bigger note than the gigantic one I was already anticipating. Not content with blowing our minds at the end of book two and leaving us wondering what on earth happens next for months, he now returns and takes everything you were thinking after the previous books’ revelations and pulls the rug from under you once more. I got book whiplash from all the twists and ...more
Alan Cotterell
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, read-2019
Thank you to J.D. Barker, Hampton Creek Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

First, I must advise you that you really need to read the first 2 books before you attempt to read this. As there is one hell of a back story (and they are both extremely good books), and they set this one up brilliantly. However, although you really need to read first 2 before this one, this is Mr Barkers journey and he is the one doing the driving. You may not be
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Alan Cotterell
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to J.D. Barker, Hampton Creek Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

First, I must advise you that you really need to read the first 2 books before you attempt to read this. As there is one hell of a back story (and they are both extremely good books), and they set this one up brilliantly. However, although you really need to read first 2 before this one, this is Mr Barkers journey and he is the one doing the driving. You may not be
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Sid
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my God!! What an extraordinary book this is!! And now how do any other book live up to the comparison of this entire series. When I read the first book in this series I had written "One of the best, if not the best thriller that I've read for a long time." in the review of that book. And honestly this series just kept getting better and better. This is by far the best series I have ever read and I doubt if any other series will ever be able to replace it. This piece of work is literally the w ...more
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J.D. Barker is the international best-selling author of numerous novels, including FORSAKEN and THE FOURTH MONKEY. His latest novel, DRACUL, co-authored with Dacre Stoker, released October 2018. His next novel, THE SIXTH WICKED CHILD, releases in August. He is currently collaborating with James Patterson. His novels have been translated into two dozen languages and optioned for both film and telev ...more

Other books in the series

4MK Thriller (3 books)
  • The Fourth Monkey (4MK Thriller, #1)
  • The Fifth To Die (4MK Thriller, #2)