Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I Hunt Killers, by Barry Lyga

Well written thriller, with a very dark side.
Jazz can never escape his father's legacy- a serial killer who brought his young son to murders, training him to be a killer too. Now Billy the Butcher is in jail, and Jazz is trying desperately to stay home with his demented and cruel grandmother until he is 18, and can't get sucked into the foster system.
His life is as good as he imagines it could be- he has a best friend and a girlfriend, but when bodies start turning up in his small town, he feels the town's eyes upon him, and wants to solve the crimes to prove his innocence and to try to right some wrongs.
This was powerful writing, and Jazz was a really unique protagonist.

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