if your father was one of the world’s most famous serial killers? What if he had killed over 120 people? What if he had taken you “to work” with him
in order to train you to follow in his footsteps? How would you cope? How would you feel about yourself? About others?
And… the most important question… What do you do when a new serial
killer starts killing in your home town?
is what Jasper (Jazz) has to contend with in his life. His father is in prison and Jazz lives and
attends high school in the small town where his father was finally caught. But, when Jazz hears about a body being found
on a farm on the outskirts of town, he sneaks to the site to see what is
happening. Jazz immediately realizes
this is the work of a new serial killer.
But what can he do? He is only
17, will the police believe him? With
his background, will he be suspected of the crime?
really enjoyed this book. It started off
a little slowly, but the ending was well worth the time spent reading. Also, even though it is intended for a Young
Adult audience, “I Hunt Killers” has the depth to be read and enjoyed by an
author, Barry Lyga, makes you empathize for Jazz, who, before his dad’s arrest,
was being trained to be the perfect serial killer. Jazz has to constantly tell himself “People
are real. People matter,” because he was
raised to denigrate life. Yet, Jazz is
trying to be a good and normal teenager –
he has a girlfriend and a best friend.
He is trying to take care of his grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s. There is a social worker who wants to send
Jazz away to a foster home. Jazz has the
normal teenage angst spiced up with the horror of being able to say, “my dad is
a serial killer.” Add to all of that the emotional upheaval of a
new series of murders and you end up with a great book.
enjoyed reading I Hunt Killers. I have
ordered this book for all the library’s Nooks and have already pre-ordered the
next book in this series. I Hunt
Killers is going on my 2013 Favorite Book list.