Disturbing! Triptych by Karin Slaughter

Posted October 14, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 7 Comments

Disturbing! Triptych by Karin SlaughterTriptych by Karin Slaughter
Series: Will Trent #1
Published by Delacorte Press on August 15, 2006
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

From Atlanta’s wealthiest suburbs to its stark inner-city housing projects, a killer has crossed the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries, too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread—and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael’ s lover before she became his enemy. But unbeknownst to both of them, another player has entered the game: a loser ex-con who has stumbled upon the killer’s trail in the most coincidental of ways—and who may be the key to breaking the case wide open.

In this gritty, gripping firecracker of a novel, the author of the bestselling Grant County, Georgia, series breaks thrilling new ground, weaving together the threads of a complex, multilayered story with the skill of a master craftsman. Packed with body-bending switchbacks, searing psychological suspense and human emotions, Triptych ratchets up the tension one revelation at a time as it races to a shattering and unforgettable climax.



I read this before starting the Grant County series and stopped to complete that one because they’re connected by characters introduced in the third book of this series. I’ve now finished Grant County and am resuming this one.

This story is disturbing on so many levels. Aside from the horrific crime, issues regarding the judicial system, law enforcement, pedophilia, children being tried as a adults and incarcerated with violent criminals and parental attitudes towards these children are all addressed rather skillfully.

I found myself challenging some of my beliefs and reinforcing others. A well-written book should make you uncomfortable and this one had me unsettled from start to finish. I’m still thinking about some of the outcomes.

About Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the Grant County series. A long-time resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

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7 responses to “Disturbing! Triptych by Karin Slaughter

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      No, not yet. This isn’t a romance but at times there are romantic elements. All of the relationships are incredibly complicated.

  1. I’ve been wanting to try Karin Slaughter ever since I saw that Lorelei King was narrating one of her books. The issue is that it is the UK version. I’m having difficulty getting my hands on the book. I might just have to break down and either try another narrator or just read it. Great review.

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      Thanks, Melanie! You have to start with her Grant County series first as they connect at book #3 with major spoilers. It’s pretty special.

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      Oh! I read this one but have listened to all but the first books of both series. Highly recommend the audio versions.