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The Fourth Monkey
The Fourth Monkey | J. D. Barker
Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called, A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind. For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own. With only a handful of clues, the elusive killers identity remains a mystery. Time is running out and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller.
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NatalieR
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Wow! This was an awesome, suspenseful thriller with some disturbing scenes. 😱 4MK is a serial killer Chicago detectives have been searching for when he is struck dead by a city transit bus. There‘s evidence one last victim is being held by 4MK and police need to find her before it‘s too late. I realize this is a series and can‘t wait to read more! This author is super talented!!

Bookzombie Is this the first book in the series? 1mo
Texreader Yikes! Great review! Even your review has a cliffhanger!! 1mo
Lizpixie Yes! I‘ve read the first two and am impatiently waiting for my library to purchase the last book! It‘s fantastic👍 1mo
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NatalieR @Bookzombie Yes, I think there are 3 installments. 1mo
NatalieR @Texreader Ha! 😂 Thanks!! 1mo
NatalieR @Lizpixie Good to know! Thanks!! 1mo
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FantasyChick
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Because I suck at keeping up with things, playing a little catch up before the month ends

Sorry in advance for the picture dump!!

My current favourite #thriller series! If you like smart, twisty serial killer books I highly recommend this!

#scarathlon #teamslaughter #chillingphotochallenge @Clwojick

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Lizpixie
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge #day19 #Gory Catching up on the days I‘ve missed with this challenge. Gory doesn‘t begin to cover the 4MK killer in this series, every victim he takes goes back to their family piece by piece. First their ear, then their eyes, finally their tongue, all in nice little white boxes tied up with black string, before their body is found posed somewhere.🙉🙈🙊🐒 #Scareathlon #TeamSlaughter 1point #PointsTotal- 1,078

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Somehow got this one as free from my husband‘s Hilton membership and it was actually really good!!

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Lizpixie
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Wow. This was everything I was hoping for in The Whisper Man. How have I not heard about this series before? It was twisty, it was creepy, it was a hell of a lot of fun. This author is going on my list alongside Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen & Jeffrey Deaver. Loved it! Now I‘m going to reserve the next two books so hubs can pick them up when he drops this off. If you haven‘t read it yet and also adore the above authors, do yourself a favour.🙌

vivastory I just received the third one in this series yesterday 3mo
TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 3mo
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Lizpixie
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After the disappointment of the last library book, I‘m hoping this one will be better. This also has great reviews but it also has a bit of a cult following and has been compared to Jeffrey Deaver & Karin Slaughter, both authors I respect & love to read. So fingers crossed!🤞 Detective Sam Porter has hunted the 4MK for 5 years, opening box after little box of body parts. Now he has the killers diary & is racing to find the latest victim in time.

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JeansBookshelf
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Rereading the first two books in this series before book 3 is released next month. 😁

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JeansBookshelf
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1. Done
2. Neither
3. I'm always up early so sunrise.
4. I'd probably put it towards a new car and pay off my credit card. 😂
5. No idea. Didn't like school. 🙈

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Jason7
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Mehso-so

Pretty disturbing mystery that starts off a bit slow. It does have some twists, some you may see coming and some you may not. The 2 audio narrators are a talented pair. It‘s a pretty good audiobook. Overall rating: 3.96 stars.

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Victoriahoperose
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I enjoyed this one. It was definitely dark and scary. The serial killer portrayed was terrifying and I really liked the varying perspectives throughout the book. It kept me on the edge of my seat and now I‘m ready for the next one!

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JeansBookshelf
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1. The Fourth Monkey
2. 179 (one book away from my goal!)
3. I'm not sure 🤔
4. More book releases. 😂🙈
5. Hey guys! 👋

@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻😀 1y
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BooksAndYarn
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I loved this book. Sometimes the whole cop tracking down a serial killer thing can be a bit dull or predicable, bit of a been there done that if you will, but not so with this book. There were actual surprises, and I enjoyed all the twists and turns and reveals along the way. Based on this book I will most definitely be reading the next in the series

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BooksAndYarn
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What a nice way to spend some of my Saturday afternoon
#weekendreading #booksandcrochet #supermario

Chelleo Love your needle!!! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 1y
julesG Welcome to the Litsy family! 1y
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CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 1y
BooksAndYarn @Chelleo thanks! I made it myself on a craft afternoon with my kids 1y
julesG What I didn't really notice earlier, this is the coolest, nerdiest crochet hook I've ever seen. 1y
BooksAndYarn @julesG right? Perfect combination of nerdy and cool. It‘s one of my favorites 1y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 1y
BooksAndYarn Thank you @Wife 1y
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BooksAndYarn
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The hardest part of finishing a book is choosing which one from my #tbr (now at over 500 long) I want to read next. I think this one will be my weekend read.

Chelleo Yep, your crochet hook game is strong!!! 💪🏽 1y
BooksAndYarn Love me a good crochet hook @Chelleo ... and just about anything horror related is tops in my book 1y
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hyperashley
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5⭐'s. Wow this book was amazing! I went into this with no expectations because I don't usually like serial killer/cop books but this was so so good. One of the best thrillers I've read in a long time!

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JeansBookshelf
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Wow! Loved this book!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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JeansBookshelf
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My next audiobook. I have such a hard time picking audiobooks because I'm picky about the narrators. 😂 Anyone else?

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FantasyChick
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1. Pretty much!
2. I only have Netflix
3. True crime documentaries, comedy or crime thrillers. I can't choose
4. Always, unless in reading in bed
5. 4MK....which is actually happening so YAY!! 🙈🙉🙊
#tellmetuesday @Ke633

Ke633 That‘s exciting! Hope they get it right! Thanks for sharing! 1y
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Airforcesister
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“They eat trash and carry more diseases than a Kardashian at Marsh Gras”. This quote had me rolling. They were talking about rats. I just thought it was pretty funny

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Tera0707
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When a book has influence on your dreams... is that a sign of a good book? Because this book literally had me dreaming of a serial killer... and I loved this book! Can‘t wait for the next one.

MuddyPuddle Agreed! 1y
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Tera0707
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Starting this tonight while I have The ‘Burbs on in the background. My husband is on a business trip and I never sleep well while he‘s gone, so I always try and have a “comfort movie” on while I lay in bed. Do you have a “comfort movie?”

YouReadMyEyes I love The Bodyguard...lol #kevincostner😍 1y
AndreaReads Oh my gosh! My husband LOVES The ‘Burbs! We just watched this on Saturday! 1y
NikkiRobson73 I have a comfort show I fall asleep to king of the hill every night 3mo
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FantasyChick
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Thanks so much for a chance at your #BankHolidayGiveaway @Amy-Laura 👏 I hope you enjoyed your day 😉 I read so many good books this year it's hard to choose but one would have to be the tagged book! Just loved it and I'm really looking forward to the sequel which comes out in July!
#giveaway

Cosyreader Oooo intriguing! I‘ve just stacked it! 2y
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FantasyChick
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What's better than a serial killer on the run? A cocky, psychotic serial killer with a delightfully disturbing past that he taunts the cops with! This book had me at Se7en meets Silence of the Lambs and I was hooked the whole way through! I think I found my next auto-buy author. Bring on the sequel!!! 💸💸Also, as my first #audiobook, almost nothing beats listening to a middle aged white guy try and play a young black woman and pull it off 😂😂

MuddyPuddle Read this a couple months back and really enjoyed it, too! 2y
JoScho Sounds good! Stacked 😊 2y
FantasyChick @JoScho Sooooo good! 🙈🙉🙊 2y
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FantasyChick
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House is getting ridiculously clean today. Not because I feel like cleaning, but because I'm obsessed with this book and need more excuses to keep it going! 🙈🙉🙊🐒
#audiocleaning #slightlyobsessed #4MK

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FantasyChick
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Finally broke down, picked a book and went for my first #audiowalk tonight! I prefer walking after the sun goes down, makes for lousy scenery but it's nice and quiet 😊 Audio doesn't seem to bother me as much as I thought it would but I shouldn't have been such a cheap ass and just bought the paperback for this one. Sooooo good so far and I'm only 8 chapters in. Waiting for the next walk will kill me! #4MK

SilversReviews Love audio walks. :) 2y
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Its like that movieseries SAW, expect ther is no doll on tricycle or death traps. It is a gripping narrative which is woven so beautifully that you'd lose the track of time reading it. The individual narratives are devious, every end of chapter has a "twist". This book is a must read for those who crave a good mystery thriller.
Eagerly waiting for the next book!!

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Indexasaurus
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All the kids in bed = party time! #BornToBeMild

Jabberwocky Love that mug! 2y
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Indexasaurus
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The first round of picks for the #bramstokerawards are out, so I decided to try and work my way through them. This one is supposed to be a bit reminiscent of the movie, “Se7en” (which I love) so I had to start here.
But first, Loki demands love and milk bones.
#dogsoflitsy

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JohnnyUtah915
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The fourth monkey shares a heritage with movies like Copycat, The Watcher, Taking Lives but amps up everything. Like the splatter punk/grind house version of Seven. A serial killer with revenge on their mind and an absolutely bonkers backstory. The book runs at a breakneck speed from page 1 and doesn't let up. The backstory chapters are placed well throughout the book and you almost find yourself wanting to rush ahead to just read those sections.

Booknerd2 Loved this book!!! Hope there‘s another one. 2y
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JohnnyUtah915
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See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil, but Read Evil! Now reading: The Fourth Monkey

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Ross
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That was a good book. Kept making time for it, took me totally by surprise. It‘s a murder mystery/thriller type. But hot damn did he write interesting people. Really good ride & example of the genre. Also, I REALLY enjoyed the audio production, they did a great thing where the detective/present day is voiced by one reader and the chapters from the killer‘s childhood diary are voiced by another. So well done, I highly recommend this one!

bookloo This was a surprising pick for me! I was totally absorbed by the diary entries I couldn‘t put it down! 2y
Ross Same here! I got lucky when it came up on a daily deal, i was just looking for a brain-candy read, but it was way better than I was prepared for! 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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Heads up for a really intriguing sounding horror book about a serial killer. It's on sale today on audible for $3.95. Can't wait to read this! @TricksyTails this sounds like something right up your alley. #horror #audiobook #audible #kindle #sale

💔🔪⚰️💔🔪⚰️💔🔪⚰️💔🔪⚰️💔🔪⚰️💔🔪

TricksyTails Ooh! YESSSSSSS! Serial killers ♥️♥️♥️ Thank you! 🤗 2y
JenlovesJT47 @TricksyTails it sounds really good and has great reviews! 2y
TricksyTails The description of Se7en meets Silence of the Lambs makes me 😍😍😍 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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🙉🎄🙊⛄️🙈❄️. #bookandtreat #seasonsreadings

BekahB This one sounds really good! I keep forgetting that I have it loaded on my kindle. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @BekahB omg! It‘s amazing!!! I can‘t wait for the sequel! 2y
vivastory Totally agree. One of my favorite thrillers of the year. Did you read 2y
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JoeStalksBeck @vivastory I haven‘t but it‘s on my list now! Thanks!!! 2y
vivastory You're in for a real treat! I also loved 2y
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Hooked_on_books
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It has arrived, @Soubhiville ! Thank you! I just got back from my trip, so I‘m not sure how long it‘s been waiting for me. I look forward to it.

vivastory It makes me so happy that you & @Soubhiville are getting use out of this copy! 2y
Soubhiville Sweet! I hope you‘ll enjoy it! Thanks @vivastory ! 2y
Soubhiville PS I‘d love a long description of your trip! I really want to see Galapagos someday! Was it everything you wanted? Did you love it? 2y
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville I *completely* loved it! It was amazing. I just sent you an email describing it a bit. The whole experience far exceeded my expectations. 2y
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swishandflick
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I enjoyed this! I guessed part of the twist but not the "why" behind it so it kept me guessing. Not life changing, but definitely a page turner great for an oceanside vacation ??

bookloo Yessssss!!! I knew you were going to love it! ☺️ 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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#BLACKWHITEANDREAD #GIVEAWAY ❤️🖤❤️🖤❤️🤘🏻📖. Go to @hermyknee page for details ❤️🖤

hermyknee Oooo super cool pic! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @hermyknee thanks!❤️🖤❤️🖤 2y
maich Lovely pic😍 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon Love the pic! 2y
Joysiam Have read You and Fourth Monkey, really liked them both, Joe Hill on my TBR short list. Have fun! 2y
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swishandflick
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Laundromat reading so I have clean clothes to pack for my cruise! Haha. Started this last night and was sucked in right away! Good early start to my vacation stack 😄

Cathythoughts Cruise 🚢👍❤️👍 2y
Cinfhen Happy cruising 😘 2y
BarbaraBB I read this one on my holiday too. Perfect for it! 2y
Mdargusch Wow! Have a great time! 🛳 2y
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vivastory
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#giveawaythriller
This is one of my favorite thrillers of the year. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway @Liberty !

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Soubhiville
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This was a good exciting thriller that I read pretty quickly and thought about when I was away from it. It‘s described as Se7en meets Silence of the Lambs, and honestly I didn‘t find it that twisted or surprising. I guessed the twist before it happened, but I still enjoyed the ride.

Soubhiville Thanks @vivastory for sharing it with me! 2y
vivastory I didn't see the twist, but it was painfully obvious. 😂😬 2y
Soubhiville @vivastory , lol, I‘d say painful might be a good description 🤣 2y
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Hooked_on_books Cool candle/holder! 2y
Soubhiville Thanks @Hooked_on_books I actually was wondering if you might want this book, I know you read thrillers sometimes...? 2y
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville I‘m a bit torn, since the box scene in Se7en made me literally walk out, but it sounds like an interesting premise, so sure! Thank you! 2y
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Soubhiville
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It arrived @vivastory ! Thanks, it‘s up next for me! Thanks for the postcards too!

vivastory I hope you enjoy it! I look forward to your thoughts on it. 2y
Soubhiville @vivastory I‘m starting it this morning. 😊 2y
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vivastory
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A serial killer dubbed The Fourth Monkey Killer has eluded capture by Chicago PD, especially homicide detective Sam Porter. A strange bus accident indicates that 4MK has selected a new target. Porter & his team have only a few days to find the latest victim. One of the best procedural thrillers I've read this year. The characters are well written & have a lot more depth than one usually finds in thrillers. An insanely addictive, gory procedural.👇

vivastory I noticed in the author's note that Barker will be a co-author for the upcoming Stoker estate approved prequel for Dracula. This makes sense. Dracula is many things, including a riveting procedural. Trigger warnings for everything. This is a gory & occasionally graphic book. 2y
Andrea4 I was sold until "trigger warnings for everything." 2y
vivastory @andrea4 It's never gratuitous, but it can get uncomfortable 2y
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Soubhiville It sounds great! Stacked! 2y
BarbaraBB Just read that one. Also liked it a lot! 2y
vivastory @Soubhiville I won't reread it. If you want, I can mail it to you. 2y
rohit-sawant Awesome review! Stacked! 2y
Soubhiville @vivastory that would be great! My email is magicbelly@gmail.com. Thank you! 2y
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vivastory
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Very well, thank you very much!

saresmoore 😂 2y
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BarbaraBB
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The Chicago police hunts for the serial killer who sends the ears, eyes and tongue of his victims to their family before he kills them. 🙉🙈🙊

Exactly the thriller that I wished for. Full of twists, sharp dialogues and a lot of scary and exciting parts!

(Picture: Streets of Cartagena, Colombia)

Sace Gorgeous photo. One day I hope to visit Colombia (and Chile and Argentina and Spain again and Costa Rica again.....) 2y
BarbaraBB @restlessficklebookslut Thanks! You're a fan too, of Latin America, I guess...😉 I love this continent! 2y
Sace @BarbaraBB yup. And I love the sound Colombian and Chilean Spanish. ❤️ 2y
BarbaraBB @RestlessFickleBookSlut Me too! Me too 🇨🇴🇨🇴 2y
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BarbaraBB
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In between all Man Booker nominated books I am in for a thriller. Starting this one now. Somewhere (here on Litsy or on LibraryThing, I don't remember) I read a review that made me buy this book at once. I am excited to start it now! Has anyone of you read it?

(Picture: hotel room in Cartagena)

diovival Never read it but sounds like a whopper! 2y
vivastory At the very top of my thriller TBR 2y
BarbaraBB @vivastory Really? It must be good then! 2y
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Matilda
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For fans of mystery/thrillers and horror who like the TV procedurals that while a bit ridiculous are a fun ride this is a perfect deal.

BekahB Awesome! This has been on my radar, but I didn't want to pay full price for it. 😀 2y
RealBooks4ever There's also a giveaway on goodreads! 2y
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booked4life
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This book definitely reminded me of Se7en and The Silence of the Lambs. It was gruesome, intriguing, fast-paced, and intense. A little over the top at times but that's what made this serial killer thriller more enjoyable. It was interesting, and exciting, how the author depicted the killer through diary entries from the past while the detectives were telling the story from the present. I really liked this book!

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I have mixed feelings about this book. The mystery/thriller had lots of good twists which helped keep the story interesting. There were surprises all the way to the end. Beside that the female characters were not written very well, the misogynistic and fat jokes were annoying, and the gore was often used for shock value. I hope the next book is just a bit more thoughtful and doesn't go for the lazy joke.

JoeStalksBeck I adored this book! The diary part was fascinating! 2y
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bookloo
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I have a few issues/confusions with this book, but I would be lying if I didn't say that it kept me past my bedtime frantically turning pages. It hooked me. It was dark, disturbing, and violent! All things I love in my thrillers. 🤓Flawed, but I will still be reading The Fifth to Die (the next installment in the series!).