If you’re a crime fiction reader who loves a twisty serial killer novel, look no further. The Fifth To Die needs to go at the top of your reading list.


A bleeding snowman.
A girl’s body under the frozen waters of a lagoon.
Horrifying words painted on a woman’s dead body…

Who is behind all this?

Is it The Fourth Monkey Killer, with evolved killing techniques?

Or is it a brand new killer toying with Detective Porter and his team?


THE FIFTH TO DIE by J. D. Barker is the sequel to THE FOURTH MONKEY, which completely made me fall in love with the author’s writing. It can perfectly be read as a standalone, but you’ll be very happy if you ever get the chance to read the first book before diving into this one.

J. D. Barker’s new novel got me completely riveted!
The killer from the first book is on the loose, and he’s playing a deliciously engaging game of hide and seek.
The book occasionally features our current unidentified killer’s terrifying scenes with his victims and you can’t help but wonder, “what is this guy’s deal? What is his background? What exactly is his goal?’ But here in this book, there is an another tremendously important character within our riveting pages, one that intelligently steals the spotlight: THE KILLER’S MOTHER.

J. D. Barker truly knows how to capture the element of true suspense. I very much enjoyed the tension throughout the book as Detective Porter continues his secret pursuit of our killer, who is honestly one of the most fascinating sociopaths I have ever read – the way his mind works will honestly make you shiver!

And more importantly, brace yourselves for a jaw-dropping cliffhanger that will leave you hungry for more pages! I personally am perfectly ready for book N°3!

***Thank you so much to J. D. Barker and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing me with a copy of THE FIFTH TO DIE in exchange for an honest review***

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