The Fifth to Die (4MK Thriller, #2) by J.D. Barker

The Fifth to Die (4MK Thriller, #2)

In the thrilling sequel to The Fourth Monkey, a new serial killer stalks the streets of Chicago, while Detective Porter delves deeper into the dark past of the Four Monkey Killer.Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. B...

Details The Fifth to Die (4MK Thriller, #2)

TitleThe Fifth to Die (4MK Thriller, #2)
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Suspense, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Fifth to Die (4MK Thriller, #2)

  • Meredith
    I'm not going to lie, The Fifth to Die pissed me off. At the same time, it was a riveting and intriguing read. *I am keeping this review vague to avoid spoilers. This also won’t make much sense if you haven’t read 4MK.* Let me begin by saying that The Fifth To Die is a whole lot of book to process. There are multiple story lines, multiple POV's and multiple bad guys. There’s just too much going on for me to even attempt to write a summary.A...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    WOW! This left book me in a tailspin, wanting more! Who else needs Book 3 ASAP from J.D. Barker? Where do I begin? There was A LOT going on here but it's important to note that you can NOT dive in if you haven't read Book 1 - The Fourth Monkey. These books are highly intertwined and the storyline flows through each of them. You definitely need the backstory from the first book, in order to fully appreciate this one. In Fifth to Die Detective Po...
  • Susanne Strong
    4 StarsThe body of a young girl named Ella Reynold’s is found in a Lagoon, frozen under the ice, yet forensics show she drowned in salt water. The mystery, besides the fact that she has been murdered? She is wearing different clothes than the ones she went missing in. Turns out they belong to a different girl named Lili Davies, whose body turns up shortly thereafter, having drowned the same way. Porter, Nash and Clair & Kloz investigate and unf...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    🙈🙉🙊Book two and follow-up to the wildly successful, The Fourth Monkey. And if you thought that one was dark and creepy...well friends, expect some sleepless evenings in your future! This one will leave you up all night with the lights on!I won’t get into any details about the storyline to avoid giving something away. (You’re welcome!) But do be sure you start with book one – the author uses several tie-ins, setting the stage for th...
  • Debra
    "You can't play God, without being acquainted with the devil."4.5 starsThis is the second in the 4MK Thriller series. Although this does work as a stand-alone novel, I strongly encourage you to read the first book in the series, "The Fourth Monkey". Trust me, you will be happy you did and may perhaps even become a HUGE J.D. Barker fan in the process!!! I know I am! Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer is still on the loose!!!! This guy is serious...
  • Liz
    Let’s get one thing out of the way. Don’t even think of reading this book if you haven’t read the first in the series. It just will not work. There are lots of moving parts here, some of which require the in depth knowledge from 4MK. The story is told from multiple POVs as the timeline moves along. It’s well paced and the story progresses in a linear fashion. This book kept my interest the entire time. It’s another gripping, scary book....
  • Theresa Alan
    J.D. Barker will keep you awake well past the time you should go to bed. This is a taut, well-done thriller. I’d advise you to clear your schedule so you can do nothing but turn pages as quickly as you can. However, my other recommendation to you would be this: Unless you have a great memory, maybe wait until all the books in this series are complete so you can just read them one after the other. THESE ARE CLIFFHANGERS, NOT TRUE STANDALONES. I ...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    EXCERPT: Darkness. It swirled around him deep and thick, eating the light and leaving nothing behind but an inky void. A fog choked his thoughts - the words tried to come together, tried to form a cohesive sentence, to find meaning, but the moment they seemed close, they were swallowed up and gone, replaced by a growing sense of dread, a feeling of heaviness - his body sinking into the murky depths of a long-forgotten body of water. ABOUT THIS BO...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    The first book in this series The Fourth Monkey was one of my favorite reads last when I saw this sequel go up I started looking a bit like this.... I usually just jump into series books wherever I want too but with these you are going to have to read them in order because you'll be totally lost...and you will miss out on some crazy time goodness. Everybody is back from the first book and now some missing girls are starting to turn up. ...
  • Carrie
    The Fifth To Die by J.D. Barker is the second installment of the 4MK Thriller series. A police procedural series in which the detectives have been tracking a serial killer known as the Four Monkey Killer. Picking up where the story had left off it would be best enjoyed reading in order to get to know the characters and what had happened up to this point.The story now has resumed with Detective Porter and the rest of the team having been pulled fr...
  • Christine
    4.5 stars (rounded to 4 stars)Holy cow, what a thrill ride! Despite that, this one was hard for me to rate. There are some really 5+++ star features, but also some things that I really didn’t like.First of all, do not even try reading this without reading the first book, The Fourth Monkey. It is just not an option. I had to suspend reading early on and go back and re-read 10-15% of The Fourth Monkey (which I read a year ago) just to refresh eno...
  • Helga
    Where do I begin? I am confused and my head aches, but in a good way. I NEED to read the first book again! I loved The Fourth Monkey. We had a great relationship and understood each other. Ours was a considerably smooth journey. The Fifth To Die? I am wrecked! I feel like I have been thrown in a washing machine and then left to dry in a desert all by my lonesome! Our devastating liaison is scandalous and outrageous.I am using big words because th...
  • Ellen Gail
    You can't play God without being acquainted with the devil. That cliffhanger needs to be unhung right now.If you've read The Fourth Monkey, (and if you're reading this, you really should have), you will be quite familiar with J.D. Barker's love of a good plot twist. And boy oh boy is The Fifth to Die loaded with them. Quite a few I liked and one very big one that I have some...feelings about.SERIOUSLY WHAT!? What was that ending?So this sequel pi...
  • Krystin Rachel
    My book ish: Blog | InstaThis is what you have to know going into the 4MK series:This story is a marathon, not a sprint.And I’m not just talking about this particular book, number two in the series.J.D. Barker has crafted a rich, intricate world full of robust, personality-driven characters, and advanced story telling technique. And he is presenting it to us, the reader, one giant novel at a time.You don’t get conclusions around here. There i...
  • Carolyn
    Wow! I wondered if the sequel to The Fourth Monkey would be as dark and twisted but I can assure you that it certainly is! Not only is there a new serial killer in town, kidnapping and torturing young girls but Anson Bishop, (aka the 4th Monkey killer) is still out there plotting vile deeds. And so is his equally scary mother!!This is a complex, multi-layered thriller with Detective Sam Porter, the man who 'let' Bishop escape determined to track ...
  • Ginger
    HOLY CLIFFHANGER BATMAN!!!!What the hell J.D. Barker?!!ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.The Fifth to Die is the sequel to The Fourth Monkey and you need to read it first before you ever get close to this sequel. So don't even read this book as a stand alone! You've been warned.I only gave this 4.5 stars due to a beginning that lags, and it took longer for the book to grip me. But by the 1/2 way point of...
  • Lou
    After reading "The Fourth Monkey" last summer and being totally blown away, I literally danced around the room when I secured an advanced copy of the second book in the series entitled "The Fifth to Die". Honestly, this series just gets better and better! I cannot praise J. D. Barker highly enough for producing these books - so far this is my best read of 2018, I really cannot see that changing by the time we are approaching 2019!When I finished ...
  • Lori
    What a ride! I honestly didn’t think that this second book in the 4MK series could get more intense than the first... wow, I was wrong. This book involved more ‘connecting the dots’ and there are many dots, so keeping track can be a bit of a challenge. NOT a stand alone novel, in order to enjoy this the first book is a must read. I can’t wait to see how this all places out in next book.
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    I have special ARC’s of this much-awaited sequel to The Fourth Monkey! Email me for your copy! I’m looking for bloggers for the HUGE blog tour (one in August and then December) for this or if you can review on your blog, Goodreads and Amazon email me to request your copy. Especially looking for bloggers in the USA and Canada for the August————————————————————MY REVIEW:Oka...
  • Sheyla ✎
    OH. MY. GOSH! May I please have the next book now?The Fourth Monkey Killer was one of my favorite thrillers last year. I was left wanting for more. J. D. Barker listened to his readers and he has given them a present in the form of The Fifth To Die. Like so many other readers, I was dying to know more about Anson and detective Sam Porter. I couldn't wait to know where was the story taking us!At the end of 4MK, Anson told Sam, he was ready to find...
  • Selene
    3.75 starsGenre: Mystery/ ThrillerPOV/s: (view spoiler)[Third-person, multiple (hide spoiler)]Darkness: 4/5The criminal mastermind responsible for orchestrating a string of gruesome murders in The Fourth Monkey (4MK Thriller, #1) continued his almost supervillain-like reign in this book! The thing is, Anson isn’t the only sociopath in this story . . .The FBI has taken over the 4MK case, two girls are missing at the start of this story, and Sam ...
  • Zoe
    Intricate, creepy, and dark!The Fifth to Die is a brilliantly crafted, gritty, riveting thriller that takes you on a hunt for a kidnapper with a fondness for saltwater and continues the pursuit for a sadistic serial killer with a penchant for retribution and body parts.The writing is precise, eerie, and seamless. The characterization is spot on with characters that are driven, reckless and flawed, including the tenacious and tough Detective Por...
  • Dave
    In real life, most criminals are neither smart nor clever. They simply live for the moment and get caught up in whatever they feel at that moment. But, nevertheless, we are all fascinated by fictional serial killers and the clever games they play. And, although there have been so many books about serial killers that everyone in the supermarket or at the bus stop starts looking super creepy. So why read another book about an ultra-clever serial ki...
  • Linda Strong
    This is a cleverly written complex story following the first in this series ... THE FOURTH MONKEY. Detective Sam Porter and his team are called to investigate when the body of a young girl is found beneath frozen water. She's identified as a woman who went missing 3 weeks ago ,, but she's wearing the clothes of another girl, missing just days. The water froze months how did this happen?At the same time, Porter is secretly still hunting th...
  • Tiffany PSquared
    My reaction at so many points during this book:4.5 stars. Half a star deducted because at times isn't Bishop just a little too smart and connected? I mean really, what can't this dude do?It's so hard to write this review without spoilers. I keep wanting to say, "What about that part when..." or "Ooh, it was so good when Porter..." But I can't.So I will just say, if you are a fan of The Fourth Monkey, you'll like this book. If you are a fan of act...
  • Amy
    You may remember me raving about the first book in this series, The Fourth Monkey last summer, it was one of my favorite reads of the year, so I mentioned it several times. If you didn’t take my solid advice and snatch a copy for yourself last year then go grab one now and then come back to this review when you’re done!This picks up shortly after the first book ends and while the bulk of the story is told from Porter’s perspective, there ar...
  • Carrie
    The Fifth to Die, by J.D. Barker, was a thrilling break from all of the heavy reading I have completing thus far in 2018. A quick, easy read, this is the sequel to The Fourth Monkey. Thank you to Netgalley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and J.D. Barker for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Detective Porter, while searching for Anson Bishop (4MK), works another case while combatting the FBI. However, Porter is still secretly searching for 4MK....
  • Laura
    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.comI loved J D Barker's first novel, The Fourth Monkey, so couldn't wait to read the follow-up, titled The Fifth to Die. I'm pleased to report that it steps up to the mark as being deliciously twisted, dark and entertaining!We meet the characters from book 1, and various aspects of book 1 continue in this novel - I won't go into detail so as not to spoil anything. If you haven't read The Fourth Monkey then I'll jus...
  • Aurora B's Book Blog
    Another dark and terrifying thriller at it’s best! J.D Barker has done it again with this second book in the 4MK Thriller Series, The Fifth to Die.First… If you haven’t read the first book, The Fourth Monkey, then FULL STOP! You must read book 1 before The Fifth to Die. So, while I know my review will be a bit vague; know it’s for your own good 😉 Don’t want to give too much away and ruin the fun!This next installment, The Fifth to Di...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for an advance copy of The Fifth to Die, the second novel to feature Detective Sam Porter of Chicago PD and 4MK.Four months on from the events of The Fourth Monkey Porter is still obsessed with catching 4MK despite the FBI having taken over the hunt but he has a new case with no link to 4MK, despite a press frenzy saying otherwise. Ella Reynolds has been found murdered under the ice of...