28 May 2020

The Sixth Wicked Child

By J.D. Barker 
Thriller | Crime 

My Review

A 2020 Top Rated Read

Phew, what an amazing conclusion to this fantastic trilogy! A word of warning though: don't attempt this book until you've read the previous two. Not only are they excellent, they need to be read to fully understand the story from the beginning. The series is fast-paced, exhilarating, suspenseful and edgy. I quite simply loved it!

The Sixth Wicked Child continues from where The Fifth to Die ended. It cleverly turns everything you thought you knew about the 4MK serial killer on its head. At over 600 pages long it's a lengthy novel but at no point does the story drag or feel bogged down.

Loose ends are nicely tied up and the entire book — in fact the entire trilogy — is skilfully constructed and totally unputdownable. I cannot praise or rate this accomplished series highly enough. It was fabulous!

Book Source: Review copy from the publisher
My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Paperback: 624 pages
Publisher: Hampton Creek Press (5th Aug 2019)

The Blurb

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 Author

J.D. Barker is the internationally best-selling author of FORSAKEN, a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, and winner of the New Apple Medalist Award. His work has been compared to Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Thomas Harris. 

His latest novel, THE FOURTH MONKEY, released in June 2017. His third novel, THE FIFTH TO DIE, releases June 2018. He has been asked by the Stoker family to coauthor the forthcoming prequel to DRACULA due out in fall 2018. His novels have been translated into numerous languages and optioned for both film and television. 

Barker currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Dayna, and their two dogs, both of whom sit outside his office door daily, eagerly awaiting his next novel.

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