Book Reviews of Triptych (Will Trent, Bk 1)

Triptych (Will Trent, Bk 1)
Triptych - Will Trent, Bk 1
Author: Karin Slaughter
ISBN-13: 9780440242925
ISBN-10: 0440242924
Publication Date: 7/31/2007
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 260 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Triptych (Will Trent, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
There aren't too many books that I simply cannot put down but this was one of them! A very gripping story with enough twists and turns to keep you reading well into the night. Karin Slaughter is definately one of my new favorite authors!
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Helpful Score: 3
This author is fast becoming one of my favorites. Her books are set in the south, mostly Georgia, and she's very much at home with that as a location for the action in her books. Triptych is well named, although discovering how and why is part of the enjoyment of this well-written murder mystery.
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Helpful Score: 3
Nerve-wracking--USA Today---Describes this book perfectly. Surprising ending, keeps you guessing. Must read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Triptych is a great crime book. Suspenseful with lots of emotions. A page turner.
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Helpful Score: 2
Awesome! One of the best ones I've read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is probably the best mystery book I have read and I have read hundreds. This book kept me on the edge of my seat all the way and altho it was a bit bloodier than I usually like it was still a great book. It has everything you need in a good mystery....the cunning madman, a love angle, and innocent players. It really is a nerve wracking suspense book.
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Helpful Score: 2
The first Karin Slaughter book I have read! She is a fantastic crime novelist! Her characters are alive and have depth! She gives alot of insight into their nature and motivations! Lots of twists and turns,enough evidence but not so much technical stuff that you nod off! She has won me over and I will continue to read her books. Very very good.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have loved everything I have ever read by karin Slaughter. She writes characters that are complex and real which makes it so easy to get lost in her books. This is a great story and a great twist at the end!
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Helpful Score: 2
My first Karin Slaughter book. I wasn't disappointed!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
1st time I read one of her books. Won't be the last. Some of it I was able to figure out before we got there while other parts were a surprise. I wanted the ending to be different ... to be perfect. The only time you can get a "Happy Ending" is when you order a sundae at Friendly's. ;)
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Both of Karin Slaughter's Atlanta books I've read are dense with place and character. This introduction to Will Trent, which I read after the second book, was no less satisfying for being different, a different take on the same character as he is subjected to different social frictions, than was the first book I read --- the second Atlanta Will Trent novel. Wow, that is a horrible couple of sentences.
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Helpful Score: 1
At first I didn't like this series as much as the "Grant County" series, but it didn't take long for me to decide I did like this book a lot. As with the G C series, I have favorite characters I love & characters I don't care much for. I liked the story line and how it all fell together. I love this author!
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Helpful Score: 1
Not part of the Grant County series. Excellent mystery full of twists and turns.
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Helpful Score: 1
definitely 5 stars!!!!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
You may think you know someone, may have spent a lifetime of school memories or on-the-job contact - may even be a relative - but what's beneath the surface of that casual acquaintance may shock and horrify you. What evil can a person hide without the world knowing? This is the story of just such a man. To say anymore would give away the story but suffice it to say that this is a powerful book that will keep you guessing until the last two chapters. Exciting, involving, puzzling. I recommend that you read it for yourself. Great book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Fast paced, keeps your interest from the very first page!
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This book has one of the most shocking twists that I have ever encountered in any of the hundreds of mystery/thriller books that I have read. It unsettled me so much that I had to put the book down and sit quietly for a moment - thinking "did I just read what I think I read??" Then I went back and read the paragraphs again. Getting to know these characters, learning about their backgrounds and complexities - I couldn't put this book down. Great story; she builds the puzzle pieces at just the right speed from the first to the last page.
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Helpful Score: 1
Pretty good read. It was easy to figure out who did it, but kept me wanting to read to find out how it ended.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great Karin Slaughter. This is NOT in the Grant County series if you are familiar with her other novels but is still a great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is by far one of the best books I have ever read.
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Helpful Score: 1
A wonderful book told from different characters point of view with an intricate plot. I loved it! As much as I enjoy this author's Grant County series, I think this is her masterpiece. Highly recommend!
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Very good, murder mystery!
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Helpful Score: 1
Tense? Nerve-wracking? Yes. But also a good story with interesting characters. A winner.

Four stars.
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Different than her series, but still really good!
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So many twists and turns!! It's one of those books I could read again and again even though I know how it ends. Probably one of her best, if not THE best.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book has one of the most shocking twists that I have ever encountered in any of the hundreds of mystery/thriller books that I have read. It unsettled me so much that I had to put the book down and sit quietly for a moment - thinking "did I just read what I think I read??" Then I went back and read the paragraphs again. Getting to know these characters, learning about their backgrounds and complexities - I couldn't put this book down. Great story; she builds the puzzle pieces at just the right speed from the first to the last page.
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Helpful Score: 1
a little gross at times, but a lot of twists and turns
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Helpful Score: 1
Wow - this was my first Karin Slaughter and it was amazing. Loved the different characters - all are flawed, but some have redeeming qualities. Very exciting book - it grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn't put it down.
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Why would someone steal John Shelley's identity? He's been in prison for the past 22 years. Stranger still ... whoever has opened credit card and bank accounts in his name was paying the bills on time, and even bought and paid off a house.

This is an excellently constructed and very suspenseful book. The only reason why I did not finish it in one sitting, was that I was dead tired. Great read!
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I like this author very much. This book is not about her usual characters, but I found it very engrossing and hard to predict.
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I absolutely love Karin's gritty style when writing her books. She makes her books believable as well as her characters. This book was one I had a very hard time putting down.
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This was my first Karin Slaughter book. I loved it. I thought it was excellent and I am looking forward to reading another one of her books. I have Fractured in my home library and I'm going to read this one next. I hope it is as good as Triptych. Make sure to add this book to your list of books to read. You won't regret it.
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Triptych contains some of the most realistic characters I've ever found in any novel. The people, cops and criminals alike, cannot be pegged as good or bad, giving or selfish, compassionate or cruel; they are instead a tantalizing, frustrating, annoying, very familiar human mix of all of these. They are all damaged in some way, and all fighting to handle the results as best as they're able. There is gruesome crime and gutter language, but it's the characters that make the book worthwhile.
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Gruesome at times, but with a couple of plot twists that keep you reading! The writing was ok, some characters better developed than others. But the plot can draw you in, especially if you like thrillers and mysteries. The ending is fairly predictable, but leaves you satisfied.
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Very good book. Took a little bit to figure out the direction it was taking, then you're just waiting to see who's next, who the good guy is, and who the bad guy is. Has you rooting for the the good guys in their personal lives and professional lives at the same time. If you like this author, you'll definitely like this book!
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Triptych by Karin Slaughter is a Will Trent novel in which the investigation of the murder of a prostitute involves Trent in a series of attacks in which young women are brutally raped. Trent joins the investigation with Atlanta Police Detective Michael Ormewood, but when Ormewood's young neighbor is attacked and killed, he is too upset to continue the investigation, leaving Trent alone to follow the case. Trent's attention soon focuses on Jonathan Shelly, an ex-con who has spent 15 years in prison for the brutal rape and murder of a teen-aged girl. Jonathan also attracts the attention of Trent's sometimes girlfriend, Angie Polaski, who is convinced that Jonathan has nothing to do with the current series of attacks.

For the most part I enjoyed this novel. I liked getting more insight into the relationship between Polaski and Trent. The other novels I have read in which Polaski plays a part depict her as being very unlikable so I enjoyed getting to see a different side of her. At first I was a little bored by the focus on Johnathan Shelley, but as I became involved in the story and understood the reason behind it, I found myself liking Shelly as a character and feeling for his frustration and the hopelessness of his situation. I think Slaughter is also to be commended for not shying away from the horror that Shelley endured in prison.

SPOILER ALERT: My biggest problem with this book is that the ending leaves too many loose ends-- did Shelley reconcile with his father or did his father ever even find out the truth? Was Shelley's role in the death of Ormewood's neighbor discovered and if so, was he charged with it? What happened to Shelley-- surely the statement of Ormewood's mother was not enough to absolve him? However, despite the unsatisfying ending, I enjoyed the book and think it adds to the Will Trent series.
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I finished in less than a day...couldn't put it down!!
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Excellent...loved this as much as the Grant County series
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EXCELLENT thriller!
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Loved it!!!!
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Very good
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GREAT READ,COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN.
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Karin Slaughter's latest, and best, so far.
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liked this book
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A prostitute has been raped and murdered. GBI Agent Will Trent notices the details of her death match that of two teenage girls in Northern Georgia. He joins Detective Michael Ormewood and Vice Cop Angie Polaski in working the case. But another person is also trying to solve the mystery. An ex-con who has stumbled onto the killer's trail may know who is behind the murders. But he is afraid to tell the police since the evidence is pointing straight at him.

Wow, this is one of the best thrillers that I've read all year. This is a very dark, gritty mystery with non-stop suspense. The story jumps between a 1985 murder of a young girl, and the 2006 murder of a prostitute. Slaughter creates well-drawn characters in a gripping story I could not put down. My rating: 5 Stars.
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This was such a great book. I had no idea where it was all heading. Wow talk about a twisted tale. I will add this author to my wish list.
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Excellent Book!
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This was a very good book and was really suprise at the end when you find out who the bad guy is, there is alot going in this book and fell that it was a little havery of a read then some of my other books, but I really like this book and arthur,
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Can't wait for more of these books to come, I love the characters in this book. Slaughter is definately dark, but an excellent read!
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At first I didn't like this series as much as the "Grant County" series, but it didn't take long for me to decide I did like this book a lot. As with the GC series, I have favorite characters I love & characters I don't care much for. I liked the story line and how it all fell together. I love this author!
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Love this author, and love these stories! The characters are great and very quick to draw you in. I couldn't put these books down!
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Fantastic book. Suspenseful. fast paced, with great characters, good story. You really hate the people you are supposed to hate, and love the good guys. In this one you DO know the bad guy, BUT you don't KNOW IF he will get caught until the very end!! Surprises all throughout so keeps you guessing. I will be looking for Bk 2 in this series.
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This is a great book! A little gory in the beginning but don't let it turn you away. It is captivating and engrossing until the very end!
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Very interesting. Well written. Get more of this author
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Absolutely awesome, great book!
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Bestseller Slaughter departs from her Grant County crime series (Faithless, etc.) with a stand-alone thriller notable mainly for a jolting mid-book twist similar to one Ira Levin used with more subtlety in A Kiss Before Dying. The case of a prostitute's brutal murder provides a welcome break for Michael Ormewood, a cynical, world-weary Atlanta cop weighed down by dealing with the city's underclass and the heartbreak of a mentally impaired son. Since the victim's tongue was severed, linking the crime to several other recent outrages, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation intervenes. Suspicions focus on a recently paroled sex offender, John Shelley, who viciously butchered a neighbor more than a decade earlier. Slaughter unexpectedly switches the narrative's perspective, but the shock value garnered by the plot twist isn't matched by the predictable denouement.
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Absolutely loved this book and could not put it down.
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Decent read in great condition.
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great story - hate to say more to give anything away.
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This is an advance reading copy and is not a hardback.