Lyga continues to shift genres, delivering a superb mystery/thriller that explores what it’s like to have a monster for a father. Seventeen-year-old. 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. If you’ve read the I Hunt Killers novels, you only have part of the story! Set before the events of the first book, these short stories and novellas fill in the backstory.
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This book was nothing like what I expected, but I still really enjoyed it. Discovering the body of the victim has had fingers removed, Jasper knows that this is a serial killer on the loose, though no one is ready kyga believe him, at least until another body shows up. Jasper Jazz Dent is a typical, good-looking teenage boy who just so happens to be the son of the most notorious serial killer in America.
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You can read this review and more at The Readers Den. We followed the exploits of 17 year old Jasper Dent, son of the worlds most notorious serial killer, as he tried to help the police in his local town hunt down a copycat killer of his father. Read this review and tons of other book-related awesomeness at The L. A serial killer like him.
And he passed his knowledge down to his son. I was rooting for Jasper to catch the killer but seriously scared for him as well. Know how they think, how they formulate their killings?
Jasper Dent is one of the world’s worst serial killers son.
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Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek. His determination not to sit on the sidelines can be applauded, though he does flirt with danger throughout. He knew about a lot of his father’s victims and he keeps having nightmares or are they memories? I just finished this and all I can really say is read this now! He has a girlfriend and a best friend, lives with his grandmother and I truly don’t know what to make of his relation with her! View all 28 comments.
Because when you lack empathy, you lack the ability to value other people the way you value yourself. Bonus points go for fitting in a Silence of the Lambs reference. As for books, I can think of several: That struggle to hold onto humanity is put to the ultimate test when a body is discovered outside of the town Jazz lives in.
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He is so worried his mentality is like his fathers. By this knife he can’t help but see in his nightmares. The love and bond was real and there between them. Don’t get fooled though: For the author to be able to come up with an idea like this alone is already impressive. It’s just the right amount to give it charm, while keeping the overall plot gritty and dangerous.
I Hunt Killers (I Hunt Killers, #1) by Barry Lyga
Charlie Thurston hunf a decent job with the audio. Still, I Hunt Killers was an addictive story, albeit completely disturbing. Michael Castillo, Period 1.
Anybody who has worked in or around the system would probably raise an eyebrow at a worker making such an effort over someone who is healthy, not abused, able to support himself, and 6 months from aging out of the system.
Except that thing – you know, the arrest of one of the biggest serial-killer of all times – aka Jazz’s father. Now that the series is over what are you going to do next? Lyga does an excellent job, also, of making this a true mystery novel. This book is an insight into his head, the psychological torment that he goes through day by day knowing that he is his father’s son.
This book is a YA version of Dexter in a way, This book is full of great characters.
And they are in the same order; killed by the same method. Through them, you know he has the potential to be loving, to be a good person, and you see the burdens he places on himself – and all the while, that good portion of his life is being constantly undermined by Jazz’s impressions of himself and his fear that any good he does, any love he feels, is just an act. One is the protagonist’s father, Dear Old Dad, who killed over people and is now in prison. Anyways, beautiful in its own morbid way book; beautiful trilogy.
That said, these are merely minor, minor hiccups. Jasper Dent, I can’t wait to learn more about you in book two! He breaks into G. All the endings were powerful and perfect on their own, but all together they robbed the power and emotion of the words for me. What I can say now is that I am so glad I did. February 26, at 7: