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I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

I Hunt Killers (edition 2012)

by Barry Lyga

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Title:I Hunt Killers
Authors:Barry Lyga
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 368 pages
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I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

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    The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Caramellunacy)
    Caramellunacy: Both deal with teenagers using the profiling skills gained from their troubled backgrounds to hunt down serial killers (both of which are focused on them). I Hunt Killers' main character Jasper Dent's father was a serial killer who trained him as well. The Naturals' Cassie learned to profile helping her fake psychic mother at shows - and one of her classmates reminds me of Jasper.… (more)
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    Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: A serial killer who lives by a personal code of only killing those who have committed horrible crimes and slipped through loopholes in the law.
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    I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Similar in style and voice. Both mid-teens who believe they might become killers and both become hunters in a unique way.
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    Rotters by Daniel Kraus (kaledrina)

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Jasper's character isn't quite believable. Anyone who experienced what he did as a kid would be seriously messed up. But the writing is quite good and kids who love the horror genre will like it. ( )
  valorrmac | Aug 19, 2015 |
  hadeer | Jul 9, 2015 |
It was good! Must pick up book TWO! ( )
  BunnyCates | Jul 8, 2015 |
Jasper (Jazz) Dent will never join his dad in a "bring your child to work day"... his father is notorious serial killer, Billy Dent. When a series of copy-cat killings occur, Jazz finds himself a suspect and the prime investigator. Trouble ensues as Billy stays one step behind the murderer until the final climax where their paths cross. Suffice to say, Billy Dent is involved -- even from prison.

A promising premise, well-written, and nicely paced thriller, marred for this reader by its graphic violence. Author Lyga in his attempt to get into the head of a serial murderer spares no details... including a graphic scene of young Jazz killing his own pet dog and a vague memory of doing harm to his own mother. At times, the book seemed almost like a how-to for a serial killer with its creepy, over-the-top details (a human finger 'belt'; injecting Drano (to incite a heart attack), flaying a dog alive... yikes . IHK will appeal to reluctant readers (especially boys?) due to its sensational content and crisp pacing but may be beyond the pale for the faint of heart. ( )
  mjspear | Jun 22, 2015 |
4.5 stars. ( )
  TexasBookLover7 | Jun 16, 2015 |
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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."… (more)

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