There was so much I enjoyed about this book. The first thing that really stood out is Baker’s originality and putting his own twist on serial killers and the law enforcement officers who pursue them. 4MK starts out with the death of a serial killer and trying to find his last victim before it becomes too late to save her. The second thing I loved was reading the entries into the serial killer’s diary. It was decadently dark, gory, and like driving by a horrendous car week the you can’t help but stare at. Barker is the king when it comes to writing diaries; check out his FORSAKEN novel and you’ll understand.
THE FOURTH MONKEY mixes a serial killer mystery, cat and mouse game, with a dash of horror resulting in a mesmerizing, thrilling and deliciously dark story that had me enthralled. One of the best reads of this year for me and one I recommend you pick up.