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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He cares about his best friend Howie and Connie, his girlfriend. I don’t think so. He learned from their mistakes. Whatever happened to bros before hoes? It is filled with twists and turns and unexpected moments.
There are two or three obvious choices that become quite apparent, but there is still an extra twist I didn’t expect, and the bigger storyline of Jazz figuring himself out is what’s at the heart of this book. Connie is not the type of girlfriend to let her man walk all over her and use her. Please provide an email address. It’s sad and it’s terrifying to be inside Jazz’s head. This loyal kid cracked me up something fierce.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. A lot of humor is also added by Jazz’s grandmother, with whom he lives.
I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga | Kirkus Reviews
Indeed after a slow start, this book was such a page-turner that I gave into it hours long without thinking about anything else, hooked as I was. He’s manipulative and flashing his mega-watt smile comes just as easily to him as breathing – he became a master of “looking normal”, and has killrrs millions expressions in his arsenal to use when needed.
A great psychological thriller and mystery.
Jazz escapes from the hospital to track down Billy and find his mom, realizing that catching Hat is the shortest way to get to Billy. That said, I watch and read a lot of horror and detective stories, and while I have my triggers, I might be more inured to the graphic nature of the murders in this book than the average person.
YA mysteries face a bit of a conundrum when it comes to writing them. I expected detectives to be bumbling fools, I expected people to compartmentalize Jazz, I uunt this to be a Them against Me story.
Given what bargy all intents and purposes could be considered PTSD, Jazz struggles inside to kilkers be a self-fulfilling prophecy. I could empathize with his struggles and I wanted to hug him until he couldn’t breathe anymore. May 13, Katherine rated it it was amazing Shelves: He knows the history and evidence from his father’s kills in and out and believes he understands the mind of a serial killer, so when the new killer starts racking up victims, Jazz attempts to help the local police solve the crime.
He desperately wants to be good, to do good, so he tries to help the police force along. Will there be any more Jazz Dent sorta stuff, at all? What are the similarities between all of them? Identifying the killer was kind of easy and a bit predictable but it did not interfere with the suspense of the story. Was his father right? Almost makes you killrrs about the author Second off, I feel like you should put out a fourth book, but not as part of the actual trilogy.
Ki,lers Dent should totally have a murder ballad written about him. I plan to read the next book in the barru when it comes in from the library. What I can say now is that I am so glad I did. When we went home my father said he had a surprise for me.
An intelligent plot, an alluring protagonist, a terrifying villain and an array of fantastically developed supporting characters. So it will probably be a while.
Continuously tortured by the memories of his fucked up childhood and shunned by almost the entire town, underneath his tough guy lyyga is the same sad, lost boy who has nothing to lose but nothing to gain at the same time. February 27, at 1: His skills are bound to come in handy when hunting down a serial killer who is copying his dad’s moves.
The I Hunt Killers Prequels
Although it’s considered YA, there is a fair amount of gore and plenty of blood running through these pages. Tears sprang to Jazz’s eyes. With his newfound knowledge of the Dawes identity, he starts hunting Crows, tracking them down one by one, interrogating them for information about the Crow King, then leaving them for the cops.
It’s like admiring one person garry a distance and having the chance of seeing how their mind works for a day. If you were stuck walking somewhere, wouldn’t you want to let loose and run like hell? Jazz is smart and methodical but no matter how much he tries, he can never escape his father’s shadow. By this father’s actions. He was what he was, whether he knew it yet or not.