Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga YP FIC LYGA
One thing that Jazz is sure of, though, is that he understands serial killers in a way that the police could never try to, and when a rash of murders start happening in Lobo's Nod, Jazz decides that he needs to help G. William in whatever way he can, even if G. William would rather keep Jazz far away from the case. As the body count starts to climb, though, G. William is prepared to catch the killer by any means possible. This is my one issue with the story. I know that police want to catch a serial killer as quickly as they possibly can, but I do not see them ever being okay with using a 17-year-old as a consultant (even as knowledgeable as Jazz is with the subject). Whatever my feelings, though, Jazz does play a pivotal part in the investigation.
I had a hard time deciding if I liked Jazz. I felt so very sorry for him for all the damage that was done to his psyche when he was a young child and adolescent, but at the same time, as you listen to him explain his need to manipulate other people to get what he needs, you have a hard time liking him as a person. I do cheer Jazz on in his fight to not become like his father, though, and with the surprise ending, it will be interesting to see where he goes in the next book in the series, Game, which comes out this month.