Friday, May 24, 2013

I hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers


By: Barry Lyga


Published By: Little, Brown and Company


Published: April 3, 2012

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Well… since I am a sick and twisted individual and LOVE everything there is to love about serial killers, I thought I would try this book. This had a very "Dexter" feel and by Dexter, I mean the TV show Dexter.
However, the category of being young adult I would have to say NO. Maybe for ages 16+. There is a lot of Sexual content (i.e. detail of rape, sex), language and just blood and gore period. I really would not put it in the category with middle school aged kids, but hey if you let you're young kids read that stuff, fine, but not me.
So…. Let us review

How does it feel to be a son of the most notorious serial killer in your town, to have witnessed over a hundred brutal murders at the hands of your father? Well Jazz Dent would know. His father, Billy Dent, had killed over 123 people (124 if you would ask Jazz) and is currently serving over 30 life sentences because of it.   Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way most cops wished they could, from the point of view of the killer. 
Since Billy has been caught and in jail for the past 4 years, Jazz has been living with his crazy, old grandmother. Social Services have been trying to remove him from the home but Jazz puts on a show that his grandmother is doing well so he can stay there and out of foster care.
Jazz is starting to have flash backs to when he was with his father while he father was killing people. He keeps have "reoccurring dream of a bloody knife in his hands and his father's voice saying "it is just like cutting chicken" Jazz struggles throughout the book to try and remember if his father made him kill someone, or if he really did kill someone. He has a sick feeling he had something to do with the death of his mother.

Now new bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod. While investigating these murders it seems that someone is playing copycat to his father's killings.  Jazz tries to offer his services to the police, hoping to clear his name but the deeper he gets into the murders the jazz grapples with the possibility that he is more like his father than he thinks.
The plot is intense and is full of some truly stunning twists. Turn on your lights, lock your doors, and sit down for a thrill like none you have ever experienced before.

If you are looking for an intense, creepy read, you simply must try I Hunt Killers.