Sunday, September 14, 2014

I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers
by Barry Lyga

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery

Synopsis: It was a beautiful day.  It was a beautiful filed.  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 Da, "Take Your Son to Work Day" was year-round.  Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could-from the crimial's point of view.

Andnow, even though Dad has been in jail for years, bodies are pioling up in the sleepy town of Lobo's Nod.  Again.

In an effort to porove 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 the book jacket

Review:  This book was quite intriguing in a gruesome sort of way.  Jazz looked at murders like they were everyday occurences and therefore we has the reader also had to view them that way which was quite hard to do if you are at all squeamish about blood and guts.  But this book was still enjoyable as you are trying to figure out who the killer is and if Jazz is going to become a victim.  There were parts of the story that didn't seem to flow well and it seemed like information was left out.  Was I supposed to know the identity of the killer?  What happened after the story finished?  I know there is a second book but from the descrption it may not deal with this story at all but just be about Jazz hunting another killer.  There were loose ends that were not tied up.  I am anxious to read the next book because Jazz was a fun character although he did have some quirks.  While this book is a mystery there was some humor in it which I think was a good idea or else the book may have been a little too serious.

Rating: 4 stars

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