I Hunt Killers “shows what it’s like to be a serial killer’s son”

Alec Eaton, Staff Writer

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I Hunt Killers is the first novel in a series of eight books. The first three novels follow the life of Jasper Dent, a 17-year-old who tries to help the police find the murderer of the bodies in Lobo’s Nod. Police like the idea of Jasper because then he sees murders differently than police officers. His father Billy Dent, a notorious serial killer, taught Jasper how to see things every cop would miss.

The series was going to get a T.V. adaption in 2012 on ABC Family but it never came to light. The book won two awards back in 2013. The series ended with the book Blood of My Blood back in 2014 but has had five prequels following the life of Billy Dent before Jasper Dent was involved in the murders of Lobo’s Nod. The series has been compared to stories like Darkly Dreaming Dexter and I Am Not a Serial Killer but Barry Lyga, the author, has told reporters that he doesn’t like his series to be compared to the other series as they are complete opposites.

The thing I like about this book is that it’s suspenseful. The actual killer of the story turns out to be a completely random person that no one suspects. Also, it follows the life of a teenager which relates well with the intended reader.

The thing I dislike is that the teenager in the book is going through his hormonal stage and starts having fantasies about his girlfriend and him.  Also, his friend Howie has Type A Hemophilia, which means when he gets a cut, he starts bleeding to death. Why put this type of person next to a serial killer’s son?

I rate the series 4.5/5 because although the reality is a little off, I Hunt Killers shows what it’s like to be a serial killer’s son.