I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers #1

Barry Lyga

fiction mystery thriller young adult
dark mysterious tense fast-paced

359 pages | first published 2012

What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad?

Jasper "Jazz" Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one 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 criminal's point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

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mysterious 100%
dark 83%
challenging 16%
emotional 16%
funny 16%
tense 16%


fast 80%
medium 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 100%

Strong character development?

No: 33% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

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