I Hunt KillersPaperback - 2013
It was a beautiful day. It was a beautiful field. Except for the body.
Jazz is a likable teenager. A charmer, some 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 criminals' point of view.
And now, even though Dad has been in jail for years, bodies are piling up in the sleepy town of Lobo's Nod. Again.
In an effort to prove murder doesn't run in the family, Jazz joins the police in the hunt for this new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret--could he be more like his father than anyone knows?
From acclaimed author Barry Lyga comes a riveting thriller about a teenager trying to control his own destiny in the face of overwhelming odds.
From Library Staff
CRRLTeens May 07, 2014
Jazz learned about being a serial killer from his "Dear Old Dad," but believes he can fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs.
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yellow_butterfly_335 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
Sexual Content: Sex is mentioned however, there are no sex scenes and it is not described in length or detail. There are mentions of rape. Though, again not lengthy or detailed.
Coarse Language: A touch of cursing in some places. Also, while not in depth there are descriptions of murders which can be uncomfortable to read.
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.
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.
Other: There are mature themes throughout the book some discussed in ore detail than others. Be prepared, this book is dark.
Sexual Content: No actual sexual scenes though there are sexual refrences.
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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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