Falling Behind Friday: The Fifth to Die by J.D. Barker (4MK Thriller #2)


HAPPY FREAKIN’ FRIDAY MY DUDES!!! Despite now working from home, this day could not have come soon enough. Brenda and Norma, the Traveling Sisters and Kim with It’s All About the Thrill and I are here to bring you another installment of Falling Behind Friday! A weekly meme where we bring you books, that while we’re excited to read, have been put on the back burner for various reasons and that we’ve fallen behind on reading.

Me walking into the library with the books I’ve been holding onto for WEEKS.

As Kim mentioned in her post, it’s important to note these books are not, not being read because anyone doesn’t want to read them but rather because life has a way of getting in the way of the finer things: like reading! Things have been really smoothing out for me so I’ve had a lot more time to read and I’m really excited for a lot of the content I’ll be featuring in upcoming weeks. This weekend I’ll be bringing you all a recipe for my Mimi’s famous Chicken Noodle Soup and a review for Scythe by Neal Shusterman. However, that’s not what today is about!

Today, I’m featuring The Fifth to Die by J.D Barker. This is the second book in the 4MK series and if you haven’t checked out The Fourth Monkey or my review (featuring a recipe for slow cooker Korean beef stew) for it you definitely should! The first installment of this series was a true thrill ride. I was absolutely gripped from the first page to the last and based on the reviews, the follow up doesn’t suffer from a sophomore slump and looks to be a sure fire knock out! I’ve had this one on loan from the library for many weeks now so it’s on my very short list of catch-up reads so keep an eye out for an upcoming review!


From Goodreads:

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. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She’s found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. While the detectives of Chicago Metro try to make sense of the quickly developing case, Porter secretly continues his pursuit of 4MK, knowing the best way to find Bishop is to track down his mother. When the captain finds out about Porter’s activities, he’s suspended, leaving his partners Clair and Nash to continue the search for the new killer alone.

Obsessed with catching Bishop, Porter follows a single grainy photograph from Chicago to the streets of New Orleans and stumbles into a world darker than he could have possibly imagined, where he quickly realizes that the only place more frightening than the mind of a serial killer is the mind of the mother from which he came.

Same girl, same.

What’re some reads you’ve fallen behind on? Have you read any of the 4MK series, what did you think? Drop me a note in the comments and let me know!

3 thoughts on “Falling Behind Friday: The Fifth to Die by J.D. Barker (4MK Thriller #2)”

  1. I have walked that shame walk into the library too! Too funny! I love you post! I have this one sitting on my NG shelve. I actually started it a while back and then it got put on hold. I might of been too rushed to get other books read but it didn’t hold my attention like Fourth Monkey did. Let me know when you start it and I will join in and give it another shot.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s