I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

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This extreme and utterly alluring narrative about nature versus nurture opens with the discovery of a naked woman's body in a field on the outskirts of town.
-LA Times

Synopsis

What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad?
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?
 

About Barry Lyga

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Barry Lyga is the author of several acclaimed young adult novels, including The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. He now knows way too much about how to dispose of a human body. Barry lives and writes in New York City. His website is www.barrylyga.com.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 381 pages
Genres: Crime, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Critic reviews for I Hunt Killers
All: 10 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average
Feb 05 2012

...the certain-sequel open ending is a bit of a letdown

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LA Times

Above average
Reviewed by Susan Carpenter on Apr 01 2012

This extreme and utterly alluring narrative about nature versus nurture opens with the discovery of a naked woman's body in a field on the outskirts of town.

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Teen Reads

Excellent
Reviewed by Norah Piehl on Apr 27 2012

...an elegant, intriguing combination of philosophical inquiry and psychological suspense that will keep readers turning pages until the very end

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The Book Smugglers

Good
Reviewed by Thea on Apr 06 2012

A taughtly written thriller with a genuinely well-executed murder mystery, I was kept on my toes for the entire book.

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Bibliosaurustext

Good
Reviewed by Audrey on Apr 12 2012

I Hunt Killers was just lighthearted enough to not be strangely morbid, but also not bogged down by the horror at play.

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Lovely Treez Reads

Good
Reviewed by Teresa on May 07 2012

A gripping psychological thriller which will hook those at the older end of the YA range

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YA Love

Good
Mar 12 2012

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga is an edgy thriller that I really enjoyed.

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FireStarBooks

Good
Reviewed by Fire Star Books on Jul 19 2012

Love male POV. Barry created such a creative, intricate book. I fathom at the mind twisting, unexpectedness an author's mind must be like. Not only with suspense and tension, but it also has humour.

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The Elliott Review

Good
Reviewed by Jessi on Apr 11 2012

This book left me gasping at the end. It's a perfect blend of all my other favorite serial killer stories

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Teen Librarian

Good
Apr 07 2012

...a brilliant beginning to what I hope is going to be a series of novels

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