Review: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sometimes books cause a bit of a buzz. Not your off the charts roar like The Hunger Games or Fifty Shades of Grey, but a noise you definitely hear and take note of. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga is one such book. It’s been a while since I read a thriller, so when it came to my attention, I thought, “Why not?”

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?

There has never been a character quite like Jasper “Jazz” Dent; he’s complex, scary and irresistible. His inner monologue is fascinating and makes the reader think.

The premise of I Hunt Killers sets the stage for unimaginable horror. What does society really expect of a child raised by a serial killer? The plot unravels at a bold pace, slowing only long enough to let you catch your breath before the next inciting incident pushes you to the limit.

Lyga expertly weaves humanity into inhumane situations. This isn’t a read for the weak of heart, but if you like thrill rides and don’t mind a little blood along the way, you’ll love this book.

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