Saturday, April 14, 2012

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Summary:It was a beautiful day. It was a beautiful field. Except for the body. Jazz is a likable teenager. A charmer, some 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 criminals point of view. And now, even though Dad has been in jail for years, bodies are piling up in the sleepy town of Lobo's Nod. Again. In a effort to prove murder doesn't run in the family, Jazz joins the police in the hunt for this new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret- could he be more like his father than anyone knows?
Review: This sounded like a really interesting premise so I was excited to read it. I have to say it did not disappoint. The plot was well paced and entertaining throughout. Jazz's internal struggle was a huge part of this book and was, in my opinion, one of the best parts. Jazz is such a well written character. His emotions are very believable and it made it impossible not to be rooting for him the entire time. The supporting characters were just as memorable, especially Howie. The ending was really great. Everything was concluded nicely but still left open for the possibility of a sequel.  This is the first book by Lyga I have read, but it made me want to go out and buy everything else he's ever written. This book is a little gory at times but anyone who enjoys this sype of story will enjoy it.

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