I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga
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?
REVIEW: I found this book to be such a fun read. It has this Dexter quality and the main character Jazz is incredibly likable.
I thought it was gory and uncomfortable at times, but in a good way. Many YA books tackle issues such as murder in such a mundane way. She was killed, but not raped. She was tortured, but after death. I was actually relieved to see the nitty-gritty reality of the fact that most women are murdered AND raped. And sick people torture people when they’re still alive. It’s not all roses 🙂
Weird rant that may make me seem insane aside, I really liked this book! and I really REALLY loved Jazz.