Lyga continues to shift genres, delivering a superb mystery/thriller that explores what it’s like to have a monster for a father. Seventeen-year-old. 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. If you’ve read the I Hunt Killers novels, you only have part of the story! Set before the events of the first book, these short stories and novellas fill in the backstory.

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I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga | Kirkus Reviews

Sometimes they help him figure out other cas Rating: Jazz is such a captivating protagonist. If you knew you could run really fast, wouldn’t you? The three teenagers may have tendencies to act their age, but the story is not told in such a way as to make it seem corny or even teen-geared.

Especially when the killers methods strike too close to home for comfort! That said, I watch and read a lot of horror and detective stories, and while I have my triggers, I might be more inured to the graphic nature of the murders in this book than the average person.


Then again that is just my opinion. I think that fans of the Dexter and Criminal Minds tv shows would also appreciate this book. But I always wake up and my throat is sore and I am on the other side of the bed, practically crawling over my hubbs to ‘get away.

This book had such a sinister feel to it. Lyga has developed his story and characters very well and keeps the plot moving forward, including some twists near the end that will push readers to get their hands on the next novel, if only to learn more about what is going on.

Jasper, for whom I ended caring deeply.

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And I enjoyed every damn second of it. Nov 21, Spider the Doof Warrior rated it it was amazing.

I already miss Jazz. See, everything is in the voice-over and Oh, dear.

He is traumatized inwardly by his past and what his father made him do. I adored this guy! What are the similarities between all of them?

The audio version was spot on and Charlie Thurston’s narration made the story come alive!

I thought Lyga did an excellent job telling the story from the POV of a charming but disassociated teenager, always an outsider, looking in on others as if observing a lesser or alien species. A lot of humor is also added by Jazz’s grandmother, with whom he lives. I had no idea there were so many, and that so many were so disturbing.


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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Jazz, and the narration, was knowingly calculating, which is chilling on its own, but what’s great is that it chills Jazz too – but not enough to stop him from doing what has to be done. What is it about this book that made me fall so deeply in love with it?

Jasper Dent is the most popular teenage boy in school. In the proposal, I wrote — towards the end — the following:. And it takes a toll on him, naturally. It was your book. What a beautiful, broken character. And I haven’t been getting much sleep-I think those two elements combined got me at a bwrry moment.

Meet Jasper Jazz Dent.

Whatever happened to bros before hoes? Yeah, this book fits into that category.