Book Review: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

I Hunt Killers
I Hunt Killers
Author: Barry Lyga
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Released: April 3rd 2012
Review Source: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) 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?

The world is not perfect in any sense, with monsters hiding behind corners to prey on the weak. Human beings, who care nothing for life and see it as their right to do with it as they will. These monsters of human beings are called serial killers. They go around causing gruesome deaths simply for pleasure, not caring about the tragedies they cause.

Now, what if you were the son or daughter of a serial killer? All your life you’ve been around death, not really knowing wrong from right. Then you finally realize it and your mind turns into a war zone, hoping that you won’t end up like your father, a killer of the innocent. That’s exactly how Jazz, the main character of I Hunt Killers feels, with coming to terms with his inner demons about this father. Having witnessed crime scenes since he was a child, Jazz now feels it is only right, for him to use his knowledge to stop a killer, when bodies start to show up in his town. With an inferno like passion, Jazz will try to prove to the people of his town and to himself that he is not a monster.

Barry Lyga, the author this novel, does a fantastic job of creating a thriller that keeps you on your toes and always wanting more. His style of writing is so relaxed that you will just flow through this book in no time. His characters are well rounded and grow throughout the story. A very intense and bloody thriller, that is well worth you time if you are up for it!


  1. Wonderful review and glad you enjoyed it! This is definitely something that I'd pick up and seeing all the hype about it makes the anticipation of read it grow within me! Thank you :D

    Shortskie @ Rondo of a Possible World

  2. I've loved Lyga's work since I picked up Boy Toy, and the more people talk about this one the more excited I am. I'm happy to hear that it's great!


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