Thursday, February 18, 2021

Review: The Sixth Wicked Child by J.D. Barker

Author: J.D. Barker
Publisher: Hampton Creek Press
Publication Date: August 2019

In the riveting conclusion of the 4MK trilogy, Barker takes the thriller to an entirely new level.

Hear No Evil
For Detective Sam Porter, the words “Father, forgive me” conjure memories long forgotten; a past intentionally buried. For Anson Bishop, these three words connect a childhood to the present as he unleashes a truth concealed for decades.

See No Evil
Found written on cardboard near each body, these words link multiple victims to a single killer—discovered within minutes of each other in both Chicago and South Carolina—clearly connected yet separated by impossible miles.Speak No Evil >Chicago Metro and the FBI find themselves caught in chaos—a hospital on lockdown, a rogue officer, and corruption at the highest levels. When Anson Bishop, the prime suspect in the notorious 4MK serial murders turns himself in, he reveals a story completely unexpected, one that not only upends the current investigation, but one that will change the lives of all involved.

Do No Evil
With unrelenting tension and pulse-pounding suspense, the past unravels at breakneck speed as the truth behind the Four Monkey Killer’s motive is finally revealed in this masterfully crafted finale. 

The Sixth Wicked Child is the third and final book in the 4MK trilogy.  I read the first 2 a couple of years ago and I'm so sorry that I put off reading this one.  You can read my reviews of the first two, The Fourth Monkey and The Fifth to Die, here and here.   Let me start by saying that you should not read this as a stand alone.  This book spoils everything from the first two books.  You really need to read this series in order.

As I said before I was sorry that I put off finishing out the trilogy.  This book was just as exciting as the first two books.  I had no problem immersing myself back into the story and getting reacquainted with the key players. This author does a fantastic job of throwing twist after twist and have it all make sense.  It's so hard to talk about this last book without spoiling anything.  I had no idea how it was going to wrap up.  All of my assumptions throughout were wrong.  I'll just say that it ended perfectly. I highly recommend this trilogy!

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