Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DNF review- I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Published 4/3/2012 by Little Brown Company
Genre: YA contemp
359 pages

What it's about:
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?

My thoughts:
I ended up DNFing this book about 100 pages into it. I think. I was actually listening to this audiobook and got through the first 4 discs of the audiobook, so I'm not sure on the page numbers.

I just check the Goodreads page for this book and am actually pretty surprised by it's rating. 3.99? Really? Most people I've talked to about this book have DNFed it, so I was surprised to see such high ratings for it.

The reason I had to stop with this book was all the details. Jazz would talk about all the small things his father would do to his victims and was a little too obsessed with the murdered girl. I did not enjoy being in the head of a killer (or a boy thinking like a killer, really). This book majorly had my anxiety rising while I was listening to it. I was curious as to who the killer was and had a friend read the end for me and tell me who it was (haha), but I just couldn't handle this book. It reminded me of the show Criminal Minds. Good show, well done, but I just couldn't handle it.

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