The Fourth Victim

The Fourth Victim

by John Mead

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BN ID: 2940161544273
Publisher: The Book Guild
Publication date: 10/24/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,167,912
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

John Mead was born in Dagenham and now lives in Hornchurch, Essex. John has a BSc (Hons), MBA and a PGCE and worked in education for most of his life. He is now retired and focusses his time on writing. John's first crime thriller, The Hanging Women (ISBN 9781912362059) was published in February 2018.

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The Fourth Victim 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
WhisperingStories 11 months ago
The book opens with the murder of a young girl in a park in broad daylight. She is discovered by two passerby’s lay on the grass and with a head trauma. The passerby’s call the police immediately. Time of death is only about fifteen minutes before her body was discovered. The murder looks like an old case, but are they connected? Then more bodies are found, could they all be related? It’s up to the Murder Investigation Team to find the answers and bring the killer or killers to justice. The book is set in Whitechapel and area of London well known for the murders of women although over a century ago. It was this that perked my interest and had me wanting to read the book and I had read the authors previous book, The Hanging Women too. The book did take some time to get into. I can’t say that I particularly had a fondness for any of the characters. They were all doing their jobs and were trying to piece together the clues to bring the killer(s) to justice. I enjoy police procedural books, so this was right up my street. However, I did find that sometimes there was a lot of detail that wasn’t relevant and I really didn’t need to know some of the information about the characters. I also find it a little weird when sentences are written with a sexual orientation that has no relevance to the plot or the storyline. Once I’d gotten through the first four or five chapters the book did pick up and I became more involved with the whole, who-done-it. Unfortunately, I had worked out the culprit(s) early on but I feel this is more down to the amount of psychological/ police thrillers I read, I’m used to picking up the clues. I did enjoy the whole chase and would recommend it to anyone who likes to read thrillers written from the POV of the investigators.