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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Not the smartest move if you want to stay under the radar, but I suppose if he acted intelligently and kept his head low, this book wouldn’t exist. September 25, at So what held back that final star, you ask??

The Fourth I Hunt Killers Book — Barry Lyga Dot Com

He clearly does not know how to stick to one subject. Silence of the Lambs freaked me out for a month, and the original Psycho had me so terrified as a child that I made lygx mom stay in the bathroom with me while I showered I also made my folks hide all the knives.

It involves your emotional, it raises your suspicions and makes you suspect everyone. This is an example of a brilliantly unique psychological thriller premise with the exact amount of suspense, affective psychoanalyses to boggle your mind all combined to create a gritty story for young adults.

Apr 17, Kathe L rated it it was amazing Shelves: And though it’s gruesome, it’s never gratuitous. I was rooting for Jasper to catch the killer but huny scared for him as well. Actually he reminded me of Dexter in the way he has to read people to know how to act sometimes: He had a horrible childhood and his evil father had taught him to be just like him and so Jasper was worried that he himself was destined to becom This was an entertaining YA thriller.


I Hunt Killers — Barry Lyga Dot Com

And then they slowly reach for me. In their own ways they too are outsiders.

When he was a kid, everyone told him that comic books were garbage and would rot his brain, but he had the last laugh. Could he lyg be set on stopping the kills or could he really be what everybody expects him to be? Jazz wanted to know and he decides to join the police in a hunt for the new serial killer.

This rawness – it gives a convincing portrayal of a teenage killer’s son’s story.

Now, there’s another killer loose in the town of Lobo’s Nod, Jazz thinks it’s a serial killer but nobody believes him, and he’s out to investigate. Most important of all, Howie remained his friend in the dark days afterward. He clings to the things that make him human because he’s terrified that he’s a ticking timebomb – he’s just waiting for something to set him off.

I Hunt Killers Series

Except that thing – you know, the arrest of one of the biggest serial-killer of all times yunt aka Jazz’s father. There is not much romance in this book, which is good because it would be seriously out of place. He has a best friend, girlfriend, a role in the school play, and…a serial killer for a father. He’s deeply disturbed by what his father has done, not just the killings themselves, but how he has was raised – to be his protege.


There is an internal struggle which Jasper faces where he needs to come to terms with his nature and if he has the same tendencies as his father. Usually, these chapters are either about the gore or about allowing the reader to really feel the fear of the victims. I never guessed the identity of the copycat killer until just before the big reveal and even then Lyga had another big twist up his sleeve that should make for an interesting sequel story! He’s got that, just by being the infamous son.

Can you believe it? November 21, at 1: They are all characters who are mesmerizing to read about. It also relieves tension all the better to shock you later, mwahaha!


An intelligent plot, an alluring protagonist, a terrifying villain and an array of fantastically developed supporting characters. Still there is much to satisfy the blood-and-gore lust of older teen CSI and serial-killer fans.

Let’s face it, if he did I wouldn’t write this review, because there would be no book, so, well Dying right in front of him, and he didn’t trust himself to help her because he didn’t trust his hands not to finish the job instead See, everything is in the voice-over and Oh, dear. What huntt crazy coot she is! He was an extraordinary friend and, besides everything stopping him, he was very brave.

September 30, at 6: People grow, people change.