I Hunt Killers
By Barry Lyga
Publication date: April 3, 2012
Little, Brown and Company, 359 pages
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?
— Goodreads.com description
Oh. My. Word. This. Is. So. Good.
When you read as many YA novels as me, it’s rare to completely overlook a series, pick it up years later and just DEVOUR IT.
Enter: The Jasper Dent series. Here’s the rundown:
The third and final book just came out, so I thought I’d start at the beginning and give it a go. A quick 1,343 pages later…I don’t know what took me so long!
I highly recommend reading all three back-to-back like this to get the most of the little nuances and clues throughout. If you like Dexter, if you like any sort of serial crime drama on TV or if you like fiction with psychological themes, this book is a must.
A complex story, a main character who is equal parts lovable and frightening, secondary characters who burst to life on the pages and writing that will keep you on the edge of your seat…again, I say: SO. Good.
PS: Be prepared for gore. Just saying.