The Sixth Wicked Child (4MK Thriller, #3)

The Sixth Wicked Child (4MK Thriller, #3) In The Riveting Conclusion Of The MK Trilogy, Barker Takes The Thriller To An Entirely New Level Don T Miss A Single Word Of The Series James Patterson Called Ingenious 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 MK 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

J.D Barker is the international best selling author of numerous novels, including FORSAKEN and THE FOURTH MONKEY His latest novel, DRACUL, co authored with Dacre Stoker, released October 2018 His next novel, THE SIXTH WICKED CHILD, releases in August He is currently collaborating with James Patterson His novels have been translated into two dozen languages and optioned for both film and telev

[BOOKS] ✫ The Sixth Wicked Child (4MK Thriller, #3)  Author J.D. Barker –
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  • 626 pages
  • The Sixth Wicked Child (4MK Thriller, #3)
  • J.D. Barker
  • 14 December 2017

10 thoughts on “The Sixth Wicked Child (4MK Thriller, #3)

  1. says:

    4.5 stars everything is normal when you don t know any better Isn t that the truth First and foremost, if you have not read the previous books in this series, do not attempt this one I mean this in the best possible way You seriously do not want to miss a thing The other two books set this book up perfectly plus you will be missing a mountain of back story plus two really great books Whew, is all I can say after finishing this one When it comes to this book, forget what you know, what you think you know or where you think this book is going This is Barker s ride and he is clearly in the driver s seat He takes us down a path which continues to be dark, twisted and highly addictive As with the previous books, this book is extremely well thought out, perfectly paced with twist and turns keeping up the suspense and tension Diary entries, back stories, a detective with a past he can t remember, and a serial killer who is highly intelligent, always a step ahead of the police He clearly has a plan, but what is it Plus, Bishop has a detective hot on his trail, but is the detective to be trusted Are there other killers out there Who can you believe when everything and everyone you thought you could trust suddenly doesn t look or seem too trustworthy As this book continues, we learn about the pivotal players, their past and their connection to each other This one isn t for the faint of heart It deals with heavy and sensitive subjects, thankfully without a lot of detail Father, forgive me but I thought this book was riveting Captivating and a real page turner, this one did not disappoint There are a lot of people in this book and a lot going on, no wonder Barker had sticky notes all over his house to keep this story straight He continues to deliver and finished this series strongly I can t wait to see read what else he has up his sleeve Another plus of this series is its originality Sure, there are lots of books out there about serial killers and cat and mouse chases but this one stands out and on its own Barker is an intelligent writer who has great character development All his characters are distinct and interesting even the unlikable ones are extremely captivating Plus, I have never read one of his books and felt as if i have read this one before, kwim Ever read a book, and think been there, read that just with different names and different locations Not here, again, this book gets high marks for originality.Can I just say, I am slightly jealous of the people who have not read this series, as they will get the chance the read the books back to back While reading this one, I was wishing I went back and re read the previous ones, but I couldn t help myself, I had to dive in I wonder what it must be like to spend so much time writing a book to have people dig in and read it so fast I purposely read this one slow so I could wrap my head around everything I was surprised a couple of times and didn t see things coming which is always plus.A brilliant end to a brilliant series Highly recommend.Thank you to J.D Barker, Hampton Creek Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own.

  2. says:

    I never realised that JD Barker was writing a 4MK trilogy based around a prolific master serial killer, Ansen Bishop, and that this is the final rip roaring finale to this series On balance, I think that is a good decision, after reading the second book I felt that the premise driving this series was beginning to reach its limits This is a thrilling firecracker of a conclusion, pulse pounding, a nervously biting fingernails affair, twisted in every which way and then some, with red herrings galore, and with adrenaline fuelled fast paced frenetic action There is a continuing monstrous body count, a hospital in lockdown with fears of a deadly virus, and those confined are far from happy, and there appears to be than one killer on the loose Chicago Metro police detectives and the FBI under Special Agent Frank Poole with Detective Nash, struggle to comprehend what exactly is happening Detective Sam Porter is a broken man at the conclusion of events in the previous book and it is barely surprising he is now viewed as a murder suspect, but is he than that Sam Porter s past is not what he thinks it is, particularly over an incident of being shot accidentally as a younger police officer A young homeless girl seeking sanctuary in a cemetery is horrified to discover the body of a dead woman, covered in salt, kneeling with a sign in front of her stating Father Forgive Me, three small boxes in front of her, and forehead in which has been carved I am evil It is the first in a number of bodies with the same MO To turn matters upside down, the much sought after 4MK killer has handed himself in, claiming he is an innocent man being framed No one in law enforcement is certain precisely who is telling the truth As Sam pores over the diaries, questions are raised about what is written in them, and indeed if the diaries are authentic Sam is convinced he can tell the difference between the truth and the lies as he continues to follow up on Bishop s past history as a child placed at The Finicky House for Wayward Children In the meantime, matters escalate in a number of areas, including a killer amongst the quarantined in the hospital with Detectives Clair Norton and Edwin Klozowski.As Barker wraps up his trilogy in style, I dread to think what it must have been like for him to work out and plan all the intricate details and plotting for the varied storylines and characters, I imagine it must have been a nightmare to get everything straight in this epic trilogy He succeeds admirably in tying up loose ends, in this intense, dark but engaging story of child abuse, police corruption, betrayal, exploitation of the young and vulnerable, vengeance, and the complicated nature of justice and judgement I found this a wildly entertaining and explosive thriller, one where you never know what will happen next, positively dripping with suspense and tension, and never less than compulsive reading Highly recommended for all crime thriller fans Many thanks to Hampton Creek Press for an ARC.

  3. says:

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, J.D Barker, and Hampton Creek Press for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.As the riveting 4MK trilogy comes to an end, J.D Barker offers the most explosive novel to date Chilling in its delivery and full of unexpected twists, fans of the series should brace themselves as all the pieces finally come together As the 4MK cases continues to gain momentum, the obvious suspect remains Anson Bishop, who turns himself in to the authorities However, there are victims that keep emerging, a single message binding them all together in his sick and twisted web While this would seem to be a slam dunk case, the fact that the bodies appear almost simultaneously on opposite sides of the country is an issue, denoting that this could not be the work of a single man While minds stir about this, a hospital becomes the scene of a lockdown, as a virus makes its way through the air and chooses even victims to add to the horror While trying to shed some light on the entire situation, Chicago PD and FBI investigators listen to Bishop tell a complex story from his past, one that could reveal about the real killer than first suspected All comes to light in a set of diary entries, which could prove to be the best piece of evidence on offer If he is to be believed, Bishop can finger a rogue cop as the real killer and the one with the greatest motive to shut the investigation down Trouble is, everything is marred in a fog and what is on paper seems too outrageous to accept Truths will be revealed and a killer s identity shall be unmasked, but it may be too much for some to accept as they attempt to wrap their minds around what s gone undetected and how many other lives have been cut short A troubling novel, though one that fits right into the series and allows Barker to show just how sadistic things can get with a serial killer, given the opportunity Recommended to series fans and those who want out of their comfort zone.The concept for this series caught my attention when it was released and I knew I would have to find the time to add this to my ever growing list of books to read From the outset, the story pulled me in and kept me wanting to know , especially since the serial killer stood out as being highly unique in their actions and the thrill of the chase Returning as a quasi protagonist again, Sam Porter offers the reader some insight into his personality and desire to get this killer off the streets While there is no time for backstory, the reader does learn some interesting aspects about his life as well as how he is seen by his colleagues Porter has little time for banter, wanting to get to the root of the matter, but fearful of tripping up and costing the investigation its best lead He will have to remain level headed and stay the course, or risk it all Anson Bishop remains the other character to share the spotlight, though Barker seems to want to share the glory all around Depicted as the mastermind killer, Bishop has a lot to say and won t let himself face all the blame without opening up one can of worms What he reveals is both troubling and shocking, proof that may turn the case on its head, should anyone want to listen In a story packed with interesting characters, Barker leaves no stone unturned in an attempt to flesh out the truth, chilling the reader as the plunge deeper The story remained strong throughout, climbing in its intensity through short chapters that tease just enough to keep the reader wanting to know I love this technique, as I find myself devouring things without being able to stop, promising myself and those around me that one chapter will do Matched with that, use of a diary to tell a captivating backstory leaves nothing to the imagination In trilogy set over six days, any reader wishing to binge the series can do so and feel the full impact of the story, allowing Barker to take over control and leave the reader at his mercy I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and the series, which brings together some great writing, strong narrative guidance, and a plot that has twists than it does answers Not to be missed, for those who have the stomach for the adventure.Kudos, Mr Barker, on another great book I have loved everything of yours to date and cannot wait to discover .Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge

  4. says:

    DNF 57%You guys I can t finish it.It s so friggin long and, in this case, bigger isn t better Easily 200 pages could have been shaved off this book What sucks is that I LOVE THE STORY and am so curious as to how it s all going to play out but not enough to continue.I ve struggled with this series from book one and it s the same issue with every book There a way too many storylines going on and it really detracts from my ability to become invested in the characters There s no sense of tension in the writing, no nail biting frantic page flipping urgency to get to the truth Barker gave me what I asked for in my review of installment one and that was Anson Bishop the serial killeror is he He has remained the most fascinating aspect of this story The chapters featuring his diary entries are so compelling I could read an entire book of nothing but those I m going to skip giving this one a star rating This is absolutely a case of it s not you, it s me This series is loved by all and I don t discourage anybody from picking it up.Despite my inability to connect with this series, I look forward to Barker s next book I like the way his mind works and I think the best is yet to come I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  5. says:

    This truly is a riveting, explosive ending to the 4MK trilogy Just as with the first two books, it s tightly plotted and the tension never lets up You definitely need to read the trilogy from the beginning as this book plunges straight into the action If it s been a while since you read the last episode you may even want to go back and refresh your memory by rereading the last couple of chapters of book two, as I had to J.D Barker has written an addictive and masterful thriller, weaving many threads together and pulling off twist after twist with a LOT of bodies along the way He must have had a clear vision of how this would all play out right from the start to be able to so ably juggle all the characters and storylines into the right place at the right time By the end of the book the whole history of suspected serial killer Anson Bishop and detective Sam Porter will be laid out and everything will make perfect sense Just brilliant With many thanks to Netgalley and Hampton Creek Press for a digital ARC to read

  6. says:

    This is one thriller that will blow your mind Barker has gifted us the thrilling conclusion to the MK3 trilogy and he pulls no punches with this one Note that it is a trilogy and there is a learning curve at the beginning to catch up with what has gone on before and all the characters Even if you read the first two books, you may not remember all the details, particularly if you didn t make cliff notes, particularly of the ending of book two However, you would be urged to push on because the thrill ride Barker takes you is not to be missed.The MK3 trilogy is a story about the most vicious serial killer imagined He s not your normal axe murderer wandering through the woods In a publishing world where there is another serial killer story every month, this one stands out as exceptional MK3 is clever He s deceptive He is not one step ahead of the investigators, but twenty And, his bodies are left in odd poses in odd places, surrounded by salt, with written messages, and with gift wrapped white boxes, often containing an ear, a nose, a finger, or a toe He outwits every search technique of the Chicago Police Detectives and the crack FBI team and seems to have tentacles everywhere.The Sixth Wicked Child not only offers a conclusion to the story, but takes the reader into MK3 s backstory, his history, his childhood, and it s probably not what you thought it was And, here, the surprises keep popping up Who can you trust Who is MK3 really Who is loyal Who will betray the investigation And be prepared for everything to flip every which way on you as the hero might not be the hero after all.The story is told through multiple points of view and, although that is a common technique these days, it works here, particularly after you get into the book and understand who is who and what is what I normally do not like serial killer thrillers But, this one is special It kept me up reading through the night and there are few books that do Many thanks to the publishing house for providing a copy for review.

  7. says:

    Thank you to J.D Barker, Hampton Creek Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewFirst, I must advise you that you really need to read the first 2 books before you attempt to read this As there is one hell of a back story and they are both extremely good books , and they set this one up brilliantly However, although you really need to read first 2 before this one, this is Mr Barkers journey and he is the one doing the driving You may not be heading for the destination you thought you were.As before this the planning is exemplary and the story moves along at an addictive pace, not particularly fast but certainly not slow, with twists and turns keeping up the suspense and tension.The diary entries continue the back stories, and a serial killer who is highly intelligent, always at least one step ahead of the police, a detective with a past he can t quite remember The killer clearly has a plan, but what is it In addition to this who can you trust when everything and everyone you thought you could trust is turned upside down We continue to learn and about each characters past and the various connections It is all very addictive.A brilliant end to a brilliant series The author manages to wrap up the loose ends and explain why everything happened This series has been a real rollercoaster of a ride, with likeable relatable characters even the killer and an ingenious plotline, with so many twists and turns But unlike some stories that have twist after twist, you are still able to follow it.Cannot recommend this enough.

  8. says:

    This is the final book in a trilogy that I enjoyed My understanding is that it s going to be made into a movie for the big screen and a mini series for the little one Barker is adept at having just about every chapter of the series be a mini cliffhanger He changes the points of view from chapter to chapter, so either a cop or the serial killer will be in a perilous situation and you might have to wait a few chapters to pick up on that thread, which keeps up the suspense.In this book, I didn t know who to trust any While I still enjoyed it as I did the first two books, the amount of people killed was ridiculous Barker gave a good reason for the killer or killers to have a vendetta against the people who were murdered, but the amount of bodies who were tortured and killed was a little out of control This is a fun series The first two books had cliffhangers of endings as Detective Sam Porter couldn t capture the Four Monkey Killer, but now that the series is complete, you can read them back to back to get to the conclusion Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to review this book, which RELEASES AUGUST 27, 2019.

  9. says:

    This series has ended with a BANG The ending was priceless and memorable.I can tell you, I think this author is a master of deceit I was sure who the bad guy was and then poof, I was wrong and then the guy I thought was a good one, was not Or wait, maybe the bad guy was the bad guy after all u see my point A complete mind play.J D Baker does such a fantastic job in this series The suspense and the writing were phenomenal At some point, he had me rooting for Anson A total psychopath but whom I wanted some type of happiness after everything he had to endure It helps that we get glimpses of Anson as a teenager and the crush he had on Libby helped humanize him for me Sam Porter, what can I say He was a very interesting character I liked him from the very beginning of the 4MK series Smart, likable, a nice boss with great powers of deduction He was still mourning the loss of the only woman he had ever loved In the Sixth Wicked Child, he gets himself into a corner He s in deep trouble and I wasn t sure I could or should trust him.The secondary characters like Clair, Nash, Agent Poole and Kloz were all very well developed They complemented Anson and Sam s in every way possible I don t think I want to say anything else because a lot of it could be spoilers.Thank you so much Hampton Creek Press for my free digital copy of The Sixth Wicked Child.Cliffhanger No5 5 FangsMrsLeif s Two Fangs About It Facebook Twitter Instagram

  10. says:

    I loved The Fourth Monkey and The Fifth To Die and have been anxiously awaiting the conclusion to the 4MK trilogy especially after the shocking cliffhanger in the last book All I can say is as soon as I started The Sixth Wicked Child, I couldn t put it down This is one of my favorite, and one of the best, serial killer crime series around, by far J.D Barker has given us a serial killer suspect quite unlike any other Anton Bishop is intelligent, gifted, always one step ahead of the police, and dare I say it, likable for all the atrocities he s supposedly committed Yet, is he really 4MK After the ending of The Fifth To Die and all the new information revealed in The Sixth Wicked Child, including Bishop turning himself in , who really knows the truth about anything any The investigation is flipped upside down, turned sidewise, and turned into chaos and the ones you thought you could trust from the previous books maybe aren t so trustworthy after all.The novel is told through multiple perspectives interspersed with diary entries written by Bishop detailing his early childhood, so you get his backstory and childhood, which reveals so much There s also backstory on Detective Sam Porter, which answers a lot of questions for the last book, so the story goes full circle This is not just a conclusion to the trilogy but Barker does an excellent job through his plotting, characters, and setting allowing you to understand exactly why everything happened or why there was a consequence for every action.The twists and turns were staggering and kept me on my toes Barker is superb at writing thrillers and the conclusion to the 4MK trilogy is not to be missed Definitely recommend this series to thriller and crime fiction lovers Thank you NetGalley and Hampton Creek Press for the ARC All opinions are my own.

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