Today somebody asked me what I was reading recently. My response?
“OH MY GOSH, YES.” There was also some flailing and jumping involved.
My top favorite book I read recently has been…
I am not exaggerating when I say I Hunt Killers has been one of my favorite things ever these past two weeks. This book is about Jazz, a high school senior who’s dad is a serial killer. Not just any serial killer either, but pretty much one of the most violent ones (he killed around 120 people if I recall correctly). But everything is okay. Jazz’s dad is in jail. Things aren’t perfect… but they’re okay. No one has forgotten that Jazz is the son of a serial killer (especially not Jazz), but things are okay.
And then the bodies start showing up.
Jazz may be the only one who can solve the mystery of who the killer is, because he is the only person who has the mind of a serial killer. Since he was young his dad has trained/brainwashed him to think like a killer, act like a killer, and be a killer. In order to solve the mystery he HAS to access these memories and these “skills”.
As a result, Jazz’s thoughts can get SUPER disturbing and this book induces a lot of shudders. But they’re the good kind of shudders (if that’s possible– ha!) and they are absolutely necessary to tell Jazz’s full story. Because Jazz’s story is more than just trying to find the serial killer. It’s about a boy trying to make sure his apple falls far from the tree and overcoming years of what he essentially calls brainwashing.
If you are looking for a book with GREAT characters, this is one you need to pick up.
If you are looking for a book with a little mystery to it, this is one you need to pick up.
If you are looking for a book where YOUNEEDTOKNOWWHATHAPPENSBECAUSEHOLYSMOKES, this is one you need to pick up.
To put it simple: this is one powerful story you need to read.