While I'd been looking forward to The Fourth Monkey for a few months, I was a little wary of the police investigation aspect as sometimes I find those parts aren't as thrilling as they could be. I needn't have worried though as it definitely wasn't short on thrills! It was fast-paced, intriguing and broken up with humour from Porter and Nash. Combined with the chilling diary entries from the serial killer, this made for a completely gripping read.
The voice of 4MK was so lifelike, which meant reading his thoughts was even more shocking.
I must just mention though, that it's definitely not for you if you're really squeamish. I was expecting it to be graphic, but it was REALLY graphic with lots of gory descriptions. Yet it was so fantastically twisted and cleverly written that I was unable to put it down. (It's no wonder that the film and tv rights have been sold, I think it'll make a fantastic film)
The ending was simply amazing. I don't want to say much more, as I think the shock factor really adds to the story and makes it all the more riveting. It's one of those books where you need to go into it knowing as little as possible.
I'm giving The Fourth Monkey 4.5 out of 5 stars. It was impressively written with a chillingly sinister storyline that kept me reading late into the night.
Look out for my spot on the blog tour on the 29th June where I've got a fantastic guest post from J.D.Barker himself!
The Fourth Monkey will be published on June 27th by HQ
This book was provided for free in exchange for an honest review.