Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review: I Hunt Killers

Title: I Hunt Killers
Author: Barry Lyga
Release Date: April 3rd 2012
Publisher:  Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 361
Source: Purchased

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?”
My Thoughts: 
This book was freaking incredible and I loved it so much! I have always had a strong fascination with serial killers, but what I really loved was the psychology of a serial killer. I was always curious on what made them tick. When I came across this novel, I couldn’t help but get extremely excited. And I am so glad I did because this book did not disappoint!

I have to give huge props to Barry for making such an engrossing and disturbing story. I could not read this fast enough. Jasper was such a complex character and seeing his mindset after being with his father was fascinating. Watching Jasper struggling to fight becoming evil like his father made me root for him through the whole book.

The story was so gruesome and disturbing and I just couldn’t stop reading it. I had to know what was going to happen next. I mean the scenes felt so vivid and believable. I was just left in awe. Even the minor characters helped the story grow and that’s what I love to see. I especially loved Jasper’s friend, Howie. He often gave me the comic relief I needed after super intense scenes!

The plot twist at the end was a perfect and left me needing the sequel.

I Hunt Killers is an amazing story and a must read! 

Rating: 5/5

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