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I Hunt Killers

Lyga, Barry (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
I Hunt Killers
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Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."
Authors: Lyga, Barry
Title: I hunt killers
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 359 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."
ISBN: 0316125849
9780316125840
Statement of Responsibility: Barry Lyga
Subject Headings: Psychopaths Fiction. Fathers and sons Fiction. Conduct of life Fiction. Murder Fiction. Serial murderers Fiction. Mystery and detective stories. Psychopaths Fiction. Fathers and sons Fiction. Conduct of life Fiction. Murder Fiction. Serial murderers Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Psychopaths
Fathers and sons
Conduct of life
Murder
Serial murderers
Mystery and detective stories.
Psychopaths
Fathers and sons
Conduct of life
Murder
Serial murderers
LCCN: 2011025418
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Jul 01, 2014
  • green_panda_493 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Overall, this book was really cool and interesting to read. However, I felt like in the end things got a little confusing so that's the only flaw in the book.

Mar 06, 2014
  • Green_Jaguar_44 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing. Enough said.

Jan 16, 2014
  • SpookyKid rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pssst, HEY BARRY LYGA FANS. OVER HERE. Did you know that this book will become a television program on abc family. Don't believe me, just go to to his site. Www.BarryLyga.com.

OMG Barry Lyga just announce the release of his new book which is called "Blood of my blood".

Nov 05, 2013
  • NJMassey86 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend this book.

Jun 19, 2013
  • JCLBethanyT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fast-paced, creepy, smart. A YA counterpart to Dexter, Psych or the Mentalist, with plenty of splatter to spare!

Jun 05, 2013
  • tuesdayswithlori rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow. I really liked the premise...the whole "sins of the father" motif and the fact that the reader really gets into the head of Jazz. It is amazing how honest the writing is when it comes to his thoughts and his actions. It is easy for the reader to read to much into his "manipulations"....like we have never done the same....like we have never said or thought or done things that made us feel "other". Creepy cool. The questions Dear Old Dad asks him in prison were pretty believable, too. I am really looking forward to reading the next book, Game. If you like this and want to read about a teenage serial killer read Cormier's Tenderness. I remember thinking it was disturbingly conflicted.

"Jasper "Jazz" Dent is the son of Billy Dent, the country's most notorious serial killer, and "Dear Old Dad" taught him everything he knew. But Billy's in prison now and Jazz wants to convince the world - and himself - that he's not like his father. When several murders occur in his town, Jazz and his friend Howie try to track down the killer before he strikes again. Fans of this creepy, grisly story will want to find out what happens next to Jazz in Game, the sequel to I Hunt Killers." May 2013 Teen Scene newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=629709

Apr 30, 2013
  • LibraryK8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What an amazing read! Just wow! Suspenseful! Edge of your seat read! Only sad thing is that this is the first in a series...and I was kinda hoping it would be wrapped up. But I can tell you that I will be anxiously awaiting the next book. So good!

Apr 30, 2013
  • vsreads rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book does have dark scenes, and intense suspense, and some of the content is a little more mature. If you are ok with realistic violence, this book is definitely worth reading, as it keeps you glued the whole time. It was disappointing that it was part of a series, but don't let that deter you, I am now eager to read The Game.

Feb 27, 2013
  • sit_walk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a great book. scary, quite graphic, and a riveting story-- definitely one for older teens and adults who enjoy dark teen literature

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Jun 07, 2014
  • yellow_butterfly_335 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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May 16, 2013
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Dec 09, 2012
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Apr 30, 2013
  • LibraryK8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Some kids are identified by their parent's profession: the preacher's kid, the doctor's kid, the principal's kid, the mayor's kid. Jazz is defined by his father's profession: serial killer. Billy Dent is the most notorious super-serial, claiming 123 victims in his decades long spree. Worse than being the serial killer's kid was that every day was take-your-kid-to-work day for Billy. Jazz learned how to separate a hand from it's fingers, how to stalk a victim, and how to commit the perfect crime without getting caught. Billy was convinced that Jazz would be the first of a new breed of serial killer, more infamous than his father. But like (hopefully) all serial killers, Billy was caught. Not by the FBI, not by the state patrol, but by G. William, the sheriff of sleepy Lobo's Nod. Now Billy is serving a life sentence, and Jazz is living with his crazy grandma and trying to survive until he can get out of town and start his own life away from his father's reputation. Until a dead body is dumped in a field outside of town. Jazz is curious about the murder and after a second victim is found, Jazz realizes it is someone copycatting his father's work. Jazz is convinced that he is the only person who can help the police catch "the Impressionist" as he calls himself. But at what cost? As Jazz and his friends delve deeper into the mind of a serial killer, Jazz fights the hunting instincts his father imbued him with as a child.

I'm not even going to create a summary of what happened in this book. All im going to ask is one question: What would you do if you were the son of the most PROLIFIC serial killer on earth and you were trying to help the police find a person who is a complete copycat of your father?

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Other: There are mature themes throughout the book some discussed in ore detail than others. Be prepared, this book is dark.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Both and they become even more intense and dark the deeper you get into the book.

Sexual Content: No actual sexual scenes though there are sexual refrences.

Violence: There is a lot of violence in the book but it isn't depicted in a gory, or guts splayed everywhere way. It can become very dark though and the violence and its consequences are dwelt upon in detail.

Coarse Language: It isn't over used but it's there, andthe language becomes mmore offensive in scenes with Jazz's dad. Just watch for that.

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Jan 20, 2013
  • CRRL_AngelaCritics rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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