Jasper Francis Dent or formally known as Jazz is a teenage boy with a tact for manipulation and mysteriousness. Jazz never had the normal upbringing like most boys. He was raised by one of the most notorious serial killers, his father. After living with one of the most dangerous and violent man you could ever come across Jazz has come to know how the mind of a serial killer works. This knowledge of his comes in handy when bodies start to appear in his hometown Lobo Nod. To prove to himself and to others that he is not his father he begins to work with the police to find this new serial killer who has made Lobo Nod his new playground. As you follow Jazz in this spine chilling book you start to wonder, like father like son?
I'm not usually the type to read mystery books, but after reading, I Hunt Killers, by Barry Lyga, I have acquired a wanting for more. This book keeps you on edge and every second of it is like going through a morbid, bone chilling, adrenaline pumping roller-coaster of words that never seem to bore you. Reading this book was like seeing the mind of the protagonist and villain all at once. But I do have to say if you are very sensitive to books that involve death and gore you probably shouldn't read this book. But if you can handle it then definitely read it because trust me it's a book worth reading.
Reviewed by Charlie S., Grade 9
Downtown Central Library