by: Barry Lyga
published by: Little, Brown and Co
publish date: April 3, 2012
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.
If you're a fan of Dexter (the TV show, not the cartoon) you'll probably like this book. Jazz is struggling with the inner demons left from growing up with a serial killer father. His father gave him all the tools he needs to become the greatest serial killer he world has ever seen, but Jazz also has too much empathy for the victims to become like his father.
In order to quiet the voice of his father in his head and use the tools that he has for good, he seeks out other killers to put them behind bars.
It looks like this will the be first book in a series featuring Jasper Dent. I'm pretty happy about that. I really liked this book and think it will make a great franchise.