The fifth the die

4.5 stars (release date 7/10/18)

Holy.Cow. Now that’s what I call a sequel!! This is the second book in the 4MK Thriller book series and it does not disappoint. If you haven’t read the first book The Fourth Monkey you need to read it now so that you’re ready when this book comes out in July. These are some of the best thriller/mystery books I’ve read in the last year.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and J.D. Barker for allowing me to read and review this book!!

Detective Sam Porter is haunted by the escape of Anson Bishop, The Fourth Monkey killer. He and his team have been pulled from the investigation and it’s been turned over to the feds. When a young girl’s body is discovered frozen in the waters of a local lagoon, she is identified as a young girl that had been missing for 3 weeks. The circumstances of her disappearance and discovery raise many questions, including why is she wearing the clothes of another girl that has only been missing for two days.

Porter and his team begin investigating this new mystery as Porter secretly continues his investigation into Bishop, including trying to track down his mother. When his secret investigation is discovered, he’s suspended from the police force. Instead of deterring him, Porter’s suspension drives him even harder to track down Bishop and his mother.

The book is once again told in short chapters from alternating character’s points of view. While the book starts off a bit slower than the first book, it quickly picks up and doesn’t let up. The action is fierce and the story and characters are dark and creepy. The plot has plenty of surprising twists and turns and keeps you reading well into the night. I had a hard time putting this book down.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!!