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Publisher's Summary

When Atlanta police detective Michael Ormewood is called out to a murder scene at the notorious Grady Homes, he finds himself faced with one of the the most brutal killings of his career: Aleesha Monroe is found in the stairwell in a pool of her own blood, her body horribly mutilated. As a one-off killing it's shocking, but when it becomes clear that it's just the latest in a series of similar attacks, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are called in, and Ormewood is forced into working with Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team, a man he instinctively dislikes.

But then, only 24 hours later, the violence Michael sees around him every day explodes in his own back yard. And it seems the mystery behind Monroe's death is inextricably entangled with a past that refuses to stay buried.

©2006 Karin Slaugther (P)2006 Random House AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

"Rape, murder and mutilation ¿ and that¿s just the beginning of Karen Slaughter¿s Triptych, a standalone thriller from the author of the Grant County series of bestsellers. Here she¿s in even more chilling form as Michael Ormewood, an Atlanta police detective investigate the brutal slaying of Aleesha Moore. The reader, Brian Keith Lewis, is excellent." ( Daily Express)
"Don't read this alone. Don't read this after dark. But do read it" ( Mirror)

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wasnt enthralled

was not hooked in the book.... storyline waa ok..just lacked something. narrator was not great

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Not happy that the description doesn’t mention that it is abridged. I was very disappointed.

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that will teach me to check if a book I'd abridged before paying full price.

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thrilling, sensuous and addictive

a gripping story from start to finish great narration very descriptive, volume two is next!!

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Shame it was abridged!

The story felt weak and lost, not at all like a full Karin Slaughter fest...

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Great story, better if it was unabridged

I really enjoyed the story line and the narration, however seemed to be alot of gaps due to it being the abridged version.

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Pace is good

Excellent twists and links. Imagery was fantastic. Didnt repeat plot lines for chatacter narration / perspective which was good. Like a Jack Reacher (Lee Child) kind of book.

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meh

What was most disappointing about Karin Slaughter’s story?

I was recommened this book from a friend who had put me on to Gillian Flynn and after reading those books this did nothing for me.

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  • ashley
  • 12-09-2015

Abridged

Although it's not stated, this book is abridged. I felt that the story was too short and too much was missing for this to be enjoyable. Maybe unabridged would be better but there is not one available.

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  • David Hand
  • 25-10-2019

Actually Abridged

The descriptor does not mention that this is an abridged version. This spoils the story, creates continuity problems and, on the whole, makes this a rip-off.

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  • lou_g
  • 23-02-2018

Returned

I have read two of the later will Trent books and loved them. It may be the narrator on this one but I just can’t get into it. I’ve returned it.

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  • Lorna
  • 14-11-2013

Can't go wrong with Karin Slaughter!

Would you listen to Triptych again? Why?

I had already read this book (and most of Karin Slaughter's back catalogue) but my husband wanted a good audiobook so I suggested we start at the beginning! I love the Will Trent series and will happily listen to all of these books more than once. Slaughter's books never hang around, you never feel like they are slow-paced or slow-burners, she hooks you right from the start. The characters are enjoyable and every story is an easy, enjoyable read/listen. Thankfully the narrator was good and didn't have an irritating voice, good performance all round. Would thoroughly recommend, although this is probably my least favourite of Slaughter's books it still kicks the pants off of most other crime writers.

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  • PJ
  • 27-04-2020

Triptych Nonsense

I was looking forward to what such a famous name as Karen Slaughter had to offer. Won't be reading any more. Surface characters, cliche after cliche. Disappointing.

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  • rozalyn smith
  • 04-11-2019

Amazing book!

Absolutely loved this book & couldn’t put it down, cannot wait to get started on the second book in the Will Trent Series!

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  • aleaky
  • 24-03-2018

Great listen

Loved it. Couldn’t stop listening! Narrator was good, story was good. Would recommend to anyone who likes a crime thriller

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  • natasha parker
  • 18-02-2018

1st time listening

loved it. The narrator's voice didn't at any point irritate me like some. It's a good read whether you listen or physically read the book.

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  • Chris Hardy
  • 27-12-2017

another good series I will listen to the end of

thoughtful gripping sensual murderous evil sensitive - I will be listening to the whole series as usual x

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  • Yanno
  • 26-07-2015

First of many I reckon

Really enjoyed the story and excellent narrator. This was my first Karin Slaughter and definitely not my last.

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