“I Hunt Killers” Barry Lyga

Rated 5 stars ***** ebook. 2012. Jasper Dent #1. Little, Brown & Company.

IHuntKillersSeventeen-year-old Jasper wanted a normal life but having Billy Dent, a serial killer, for a father meant life could never be normal.

It’s been four years since his father’s crime spree came to an end with his capture and arrest. However, all the years of having fatherly lessons drilled into his head for maiming and killing, which included hands-on demonstrations, has made Jazz think he could one day become Billy Dent: Killer #2.

A killer arrives in town, and Jazz is horrified to find out the person has been copying Billy’s earlier murders. Knowing that Billy killed 124 people, Jazz is determined to work with the police to find the murderer before he reaches that number, but his mind is so muddled up between his mixed-up past and his confusing present that he doesn’t realize what’s really happening in his town until it’s too late.

With “I Hunt Killers,” Barry Lyga explores the dark, twisted world of sociopathic serial killers and the repercussions of their lives on those they’ve left behind. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.

Recommended for readers aged 14 and older.

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