Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Up and Coming: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Librarian M is once again visiting us with an extremely creepy recommendation to be on the look out for:

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Jazz Dent is a charming guy. He has a girlfriend and a best friend and a part in the school play. Oh, and his father is a notorious serial killer who involved Jazz in his murders until he was caught and locked away four years ago. That’s gotta have an effect on a guy, right?

Lobo’s Nod, Jazz’s home town, is still very wary of Jazz- and Jazz worries that they may be right to be concerned. His dad taught him the tricks of the serial killer trade so well that Jazz finds himself having inappropriate thoughts about killing people and he doesn’t know if he will ever feel compelled to act upon these thoughts. When a new killer shows up in Lobo’s Nod, Jazz thinks that if he can help the police solve the case this will help make up for his horrifying past and his potentially horrifying future.

This book is not for the faint of heart (or weak of stomach), but I recommend it for anyone who likes their characters’ inner demons to be truly demonic.

If you like this one, other titles to take a closer look at:

I Am Not a Serial Killer (for another potential serial killer)
Rotters (for another twisted father/son relationship)
The Babysitter Murders (for another look at troubling thoughts)

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