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ISBN#9780316125833
BIB ID#1557012
Call# FIC Lyga

I hunt killers

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New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
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359 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."

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Summary/Annotation ->  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.

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Warning: this review has a little bit of spoiler at the end. That said, I love books about serial killers; therefore I had to read this one.

Not much is given in the synopsis but that Jasper is the son of the world’s most notorious serial killer. That is enough to make you think that he grows up to be like his father. Does he? Well, this is only the first book so there are two more to find out.I Hunt Killers has the right amount of morbid details and dead bodies appropriate for YA with enough mystery and action like a thriller book for adults.

The reason I did not give it five stars is because I had the killer’s identity figured out from the beginning. Also, despite being a great story I didn’t click with the book. Something was left out there for me that didn’t make me go gaga about the story despite my (sick?) taste for this type of stories.

I liked the dark humor and lack of self-pity; and also Jasper’s friend Howie who is hemophilic and “bleeds if you look hard at him.”

I did not like the persistence (of both father and the Impressionist) to turn Jasper into a serial killer too. I didn’t like the way Jasper’s father broke out of a high security prison. O better said the lack of details of it. It would have been very interesting reading how this master-photographic-memory-mind freed himself. But perhaps that is cover in the next book?