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 hit shelves. His mother disappeared wh After making my way through the entire collection of prequel short stories in this series, I was ready to commence the novel trilogy, armed with enough background information. Ah well, I’ll let that slide. I will always love your books, and am practially dieing to buy them.

Lyga really did a good job selling that aspect of the story. Nurture takes center stage. He doesn’t want to be like his father And it takes a toll on him, naturally. And for all the right reasons. So I gave them an out: Therefore I was prepared to love this book.

Nope, but then, I’m all kinds of stupid with thriller sometimes, and most of the readers guessed earlier. Jazz is terrified of his own capabilities to kill. Anybody who has worked in or around the system would probably raise an eyebrow at a worker making such an effort over someone who is healthy, not abused, able to support himself, and 6 months from aging out of the system. She’s always there, she makes him laugh.


I Hunt Killers

Let killdrs count the ways. Hint, there’s another killer loose in the town of Lobo’s Nod, Jazz thinks it’s a serial killer but nobody believes him, and he’s out to investigate. There are few YA books not only told in the point of view of a boy, but a boy like Jasper Dent, who’s father was a notorious serial killer and since birth, was raised to be one as well. As you can imagine, this brings up some pretty amusing antics from her when cops and media are involved. These people are masterminds.

The locals will never forget what his father did, nor will some of them ever treat him as anything other than someone about to follow in his father’s footsteps.

While Silence of the Lambs is a great choice, I also think this would pair well with the lesser-known movie Copycatin which a serial killer expert Sigourney Weaver — yes! According to Kirkushe’s also a “YA rebel-author. Unsoul’d is his latest. I read the first book in that OTHER series killrrs a teenager fighting his serial killer urges and I like your books a lot better.

But he’s not the only one worth mentioning. I like that he’s conflicted. He struggles with his desires to do good and the darker parts of him that might be a little too close to his father than he likes. By this father’s actions. You really feel you are right there in his brain, working through everything with him.

A serial killer for a father who’s victims were in the triple digits. I never guessed the identity of the copycat killer until just before the big reveal and even then Lyga huunt another big twist up his sleeve that should make for an interesting sequel story!


When a new oillers killer makes an appearance in his town, Jazz is determined to help solve it. Combining two great genre’s. I was dragged away from this story numerous times and I couldn’t seem narry find more than 20 minute intervals where I could get some peace and quiet to read-and, I’ll admit it, the last hour I had to read with the tv on in the background because a certain someone just wouldn’t go to sleep and I couldn’t wait any longer There is an internal struggle which Jasper faces where he needs to come to terms with his nature and if he has the same tendencies as his father.

I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga | Kirkus Reviews

He’s deeply disturbed by what his father has done, not just the killings themselves, but how he has was raised – to be his protege. Serial killers and stuffs? August 9, at Jasper Dent is surely a young man whose past is coming back to haunt badry.

If you’ve ever been interested in how the son of a serial killer thinks, then you need to buy this book ASAP!