Read: Oct 18
I think that G William Tanner was my favorite secondary character in the I Hunt Killers trilogy. He is fair and king but won’t take your bullshit either. In Lucky Day Lyga gives us a lot of his back story.
G William had recently lost his wife and is going through a really tough grieving period. The election for sheriff is in full swing and G William doesn’t even know if he’ll have a job come January. Then something happens to seal the deal on G William’s fate; not one but two bodies found and not a trace of evidence.
I was scared of Billy Dent but Lucky Day covers his arrest and we also get to see pre-arrest Billy Dent. The normalcy is almost as terrifying as the long list of serial killer names he’s accumulated. This was a great addition to the series.
Read: Oct 26
This story is told from Connie’s perspective. I enjoyed watching Jasper during a time where crazy time had passed and before more crazy stuff ensued. Of course Connie and Jasper go through all of that awkward getting to know each other business. It made their relationship more real.
The biggest issue that I had with this story is that Connie had no idea bout Billy Dent until after her first date with Jasper. Most kids would immediately fill in the new girl about the who’s who in the school.
Read: Oct 30
I’m pretty sure I have a crush on Howie. He has such a great personality. Blood Boy shows us more of Howie and how the story looks from his perspective. It also gave us more information about hemophilia and how it affects his everyday life.
Lyga uses this short story to show how Howie and Jasper came to be friends and the aftermath of Billy’s arrest. We also get to see a lot more of that intelligence and quick wit Howie likes to pretend he was born without. Overall, these stories gave me a little bit more of a world I didn’t want to leave behind.