I Hunt Killers
What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad? Jasper (Jazz) Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could - from the criminal's point of view. And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod. In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer but Jazz has a secret--could he be more like his father than anyone knows?
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 135 x 216 x 30.23mm | 471.74g
- 03 May 2012
- Little, Brown & Company
- New York, United States
"I Hunt Killers is an out-of-control hearse with one busted headlight, blood on the grille, a madman at the wheel, and laughter pouring out of the open windows.. Climb in, buckle up, and go for a ride. It's the best thing in YA fiction sinceThe Hunger Games."--Joe Hill, author of Horns and Heart-Shaped Box "Lyga has fashioned the kind of gripping, gory psycho-thriller usually relegated to adult fiction...Before the teasing finale, Lyga gifts readers with a Hannibal Lecter-like prison showdown between Jazz and Billy. Safe bet that the sequel will offer more of these satisfying tete-a-tetes."--Booklist "I adored this book. The mystery pulls you in from the first pages, and Jazz is a more chillingly charming protagonist than Dexter Morgan."--Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments series "There is much to satisfy the blood-and-gore lust of older teen CSI and serial-killer fans."--Kirkus * "Lyga brilliantly combines the feel of a true crime story with mystery, adventure, and psychoanalysis...This story will appeal to a wide variety of older teen readers."--VOYA (starred review) * "A superb mystery/thriller that explores what it's like to have a monster for a father...Lyga delivers a taut, gory tale that can easily stand its own as an adult thriller...but it's Jazz's internal conflict about his exposure to his father's evil that adds extra dimension and makes the book shine."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About Barry Lyga
Barry Lyga is the author of five novels, including his debut, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. He lives and writes in New York City and has a comic book collection that is way too big. You can visit him online at www.barrylyga.com.
Our customer reviews
If your into Mystery.Horror.Suspense. This is the book for you. First thing I liked about this book was of course the characters. Jazz was such a complex character with so many layers to him. One minute I loved him the next I was afraid of him because of his train of thoughts. Overall I loved how strong and determined he was to not turn out his father. Other characters Howie he was just hilarious and I just loved his friendship with Jazz. Connie was great and I liked her relationship with Jazz as well, I feel without Connie and Howie, Jazz wouldn't have turned out as good as he had and I liked the fact that Jazz knew that as well. And Billy, well I hate to admit it there was something I liked abut him, he was sick and twisted but he had a charismatic attitude that just draws you in which I have no doubt that thats exactly what the author intended to do because Billy was a manipulative sociopath Second thing I loved about this book was the p.o.v from the serial killer. That was just downright creepy. Like seriously. Third thing I LOVED was all the random pieces of memories Jazz has of his father when he was being trained to be a perfect killer. The fact that the memories were in italics made them stand out and stick in your head. It also gives you an insight to what Jazz's childhood was like and builds sympathy for his character. The plot was great as well I never even guessed the killer! and the ending was a great twist :D sooo guys seriously if you're looking for a good book to read, this it the one.show moreby brookexx