I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers

By Barry Lyga

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The first book in this thrilling, terrifying series by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga is perfect for fans of Dexter.

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 an 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?

From acclaimed author Barry Lyga comes a riveting thriller about a teenager trying to control his own destiny in the face of overwhelming odds.
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9780316125833
ISBN-10: 0316125830
Published on 4/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 384

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Call me crazy because I know way to much about serial killers, but I do not care. Barry Lyga went all out on this mystery/thriller/kind-a sort-s horror book. Still gotta read the other books in the series though. Jasper Dent...yo...

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kittycat87 Billy Dent Actually killed 123 people not counting his mother because she is not dead (hint book 3). But I do agree with your summary of the book it is very accurate. Honestly Im 12 and started reading the ¨I hunt killers¨ series when I was 11. you could say that just like Barry Lyga I am a comic book geek. I never really thought that I would like this series in the first place. To tell the truth it took me about 4-5 months to read the first book which it was only 200-300 pages. But When I picked up the second book I was so hooked that I read it in 2 weeks and it was at least 500-640 pages. Its crazy how hocked you can get on Barry Lygas series. Overall I rate ALL his book so far i´m on book 3 at the moment) A 5 star.

What if the world's greatest serial killer was your dad? I Hunt Killers By Barry Lyga. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I liked the book because it was very detailed, and it had a lot of suspense, action and mystery. Jasper’s (Jazz) dad was the world's best serial killer. He had killed over 300 people before getting caught. Jazz’s mom disappeared many years ago, and Jazz barely remembers her. Before Jazz was old enough to know any better, Billy Dent (Jazz’s father who he calls Dear Old Dad) attempted to teach Jazz the all the tricks to killing and how not to get caught and how not to feel bad about it. Now that Billy is in prison, Jazz is trying to have a normal highschool life. He lives with his grandmother, who's rapidly becoming crazy. He also has a best friend he would do anything for, and a girlfriend. Then when dead bodies start piling up in Lobo's Nod. Jazz starts experiencing those same feelings he had when he was with his dad. His dad is still locked up, but Jazz believes it's another serial killer. In an effort to prove murder doesn't run in the family he joins the police in a hunt to find the killer. Will things he had learned from his Dad help him hunt down the killer, Or could Jazz be more like his father than anyone would have thought? I Hunt Killers is the first book in a series. The next book in the series is Game. A Similar book to I Hunt Killers is called I Am Not A Serial Killer. I think that boys or girls would like this book. Especially people who like reading about investigators, police, killers, mysteries, suspense, and action.

fatcom4 im reading it i love it so far same feeling thought always looking behind my shoulder

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Not completely sure why this is on a kids website (unless it has, like, every book in existence), but anyway, I read this book, and I was looking behind my shoulder for days after for fear of someone about to inject me with drain cleaner. Yeah, drain cleaner...but anyway, cool book, creepy psychological stuff, but still a cool book.