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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,355 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karin Slaughter Narrator: Brian Keith Lewis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Will Trent Series Release Date: August 2006 ISBN: 9780739333556
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In the city of Atlanta, women are dying—at the hands of a killer who signs his work with a single, chilling act of mutilation. Leaving behind enough evidence to fuel a frenzied police hunt, this cunning madman is bringing together dozens of lives, crossing 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 another player has entered the game: a loser ex-con who has stumbled upon the killer's trail in the most coincidental of ways—someone who may be the key to breaking the case wide open.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Karin Slaughter] writes with a razor…Triptych elevates her to the top of my list of favorite crime writers.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “One of 2006’s most remarkable achievements…Triptych launches a major new phase in Slaughter’s career, and it’s a delight to behold.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Delivers the breathless tension that’s a hallmark of Slaughter’s work…The ending contains enough slam-bang action to keep you pinned to your seat.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A compelling, bleak tale about the intertwined fates of three men…The plotting and characterization are gripping and clever as always—with a couple of big twists in there for good measure.”

    Romantic Times

  • “Slaughter’s gift for building multilayered tension while deconstructing damaged personalities gives this thriller a nerve-wracking finish.”

    USA Today

  • “Masterfully constructed fiction.”

    Winston-Salem Journal

  • “Slaughter has the courage to detonate her biggest bombshells early on, keeping even the wariest readers off-balance.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 2007 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 2/20/2014

    " Good suspense, nice mystery. It was a little violent/grisly but that is more a personal issue than a literary one. The book was well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paulla | 2/19/2014

    " It was a good book once I got into it but it didn't just grab me and suck me in like the Grant county series did. Will Trent is a different type of cop, that's for sure, but I like him. And I am anxious to start the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Ludwig | 2/12/2014

    " My second visit with Karin Slaughter's dyslexic GBI agent Will Trent, but his first outing in print was a true pleasure. I read the second book in this series first and I enjoyed learning more about this character in a book, which intentional makes it unclear at the outset who the main character is to be. The story is gripping and Ms. Slaughter is again able to tell us about repulsive crimes without repulsing us. Her writing is vivid and moving and never trite. I look forward treading more and more of her work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/22/2014

    " THouroughly enjoyed this story. I will look for others by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Ostrom | 1/22/2014

    " This was a real page turner. I loved all the characters and how they developed as the story unfolded. A teenager spends twenty years in prison for the crime of rape and murder. His mother never gave up on him and fought the whole time for him, but she died before his release. The story takes us on a wild ride with the reader knowing the murderer and just dying for the characters in the book to clue in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody | 1/20/2014

    " This is not part of the Grant County Series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy Knight | 1/12/2014

    " This book is just a fast read mystery but I particularly liked the plot. The turns and twists were very different from the usual crime novel. It is very gory and certainly not a classic! This is my first Karin Slaughter novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lize | 1/12/2014

    " Ik vond het een goed boek, zoals elk boek dat door Karin Slaughter is geschreven, maar ik vond het toch wel anders dan anders. In dit boek ging het vooral over het innemen van elkaar identiteit en dan mensen verkrachten en vermoorden met de identiteit van die andere persoon. Ik vond het daarom zeker niet minder goed hoor, misschien zelfs nog wel spannender maar hoe spannend het boek ook is je weet op voorhand al dat het goed afloopt voor de goede en slecht voor de slechteriken. Toch blijf ik de boeken goed vinden. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 12/26/2013

    " Wondrously complex story line which will thrill you no end; I couldn't put this book down for a minute. Slaughter never ceases to amaze me and I'm lovin' this new series of hers. Will Trent is a fascinating character and I hope to read more about him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 12/20/2013

    " Thank you Karen for giving me this book to read! I was a little confused at first with the Phil/Cynthia relationship, but once I understood, it all fell into place...and what a disturbing place! Very dark, but well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trikkessa | 12/11/2013

    " Great thriller, with many twist and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marla | 11/23/2013

    " I really like the varying points of view. I didn't realize what was happening-the duality of one of the main characters until I was half way through. It made me really pull for the good guy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 11/6/2013

    " Karin Slaughter has done it again. It contains a gripping plot with excellent complex characters. It's a must-read for mystery fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 9/18/2013

    " Really well-written and took a turn I definitely wasn't expecting. This was one of the best detective/crime/suspense novels I've read in a really long time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie Brian | 8/23/2013

    " I can't decide if I am going to read more from this other, because despite my high tolerance for gritty crime novels, this one made me feel icky poo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Melhuish | 5/6/2013

    " Disturbing and gory, but I love that it takes place in Atlanta. Much of the book is set in Decatur and East Atlanta, and the little details I know to be true make the book fun to read (even if the story is slightly terrifying!). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Wilton | 1/10/2012

    " Great book, wonderful author....stories take place in Atlanta area... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 1/2/2012

    " This is the first book in the Will Trent Series and loved it!!! The characters were so well written and found myself getting so involved with them. Half way through I was shocked by a revelation that the character John Shelley made. Never saw that coming. A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hanna | 12/16/2011

    " AMAZING!!!! I can't wait to start fractured, this book is just another reason why i'm falling in love with Karin Slaughter "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 11/2/2011

    " One of the Best Books I've read all year "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 10/1/2011

    " think this is one of her best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Lynn Barker | 6/25/2011

    " Love this book. Trying not to give anything away here, but Ms. Slaughter turns this mystery on its head so you start out thinking one thing but end somewhere else. A fun, fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iris | 5/16/2011

    " To sum up this book (the 1st in the Will Trent series), I will say this: I AM NOW A KARIN SLAUGHTER FAN!! Her writing style grabbed hold of me at the very 1st page and left me wanting more when I read the very last sentence of this story. Now on to the next one in her series!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 5/12/2011

    " Karin Slaughter gives us a visceral image of crime in her novel Triptych. Her character Will Trent is very likable and has his weaknesses. I would highly recommend this novel for people with strong stomachs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryn | 5/10/2011

    " I read the Will Trent books because I like the character, even though in real life I doubt he'd hold the position he holds. But so what! It's fiction, and he makes it interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dina | 4/19/2011

    " Once I began this book I was unable to put it down. The twists and turns in the plot forced me to stay awake reading into the night! The multiple personalities of the characters Angie = Robin, Ormewood = Woody = Pariah, kept me on my toes.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 3/10/2011

    " Nicht schlecht, aber auch nicht überragend. Jedenfalls gut genug, um noch weitere Bücher von Karin Slaughter zu lesen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 3/2/2011

    " A good read full of mystery and suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Zimmerman | 2/9/2011

    " Another Damn good book. Since I read this one after I read (or rather listened too – both were audio books). Like the second book it was very enjoyable. I still think the protagonists angst over his dyslexia just a little too much, but there you go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 1/31/2011

    " First book I've read by Karin Slaughter. The story and characters were a bit gritty and raw but compelling enough for me to want to finish it. I may give one of her other novels a shot before I decide whether or not I like her style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 1/27/2011

    " I liked the characters and the plot line. It definately took some interesting twists and I didn't even mind the back and forth timelines. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 1/20/2011

    " Wasn't sure I was goona like this book as I'd just read alot of ther Georgia series! But it was great, One minute it was like ok, then oh what? then oh no!!!! Highly recommedned! x x "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taryn | 1/16/2011

    " This was a very good read. Here is another story of rape and murder, however, Karin Slaughter did a great job of twisting the plot with surprising characters. I like to think that I instill as much fear into my probationers as Martha Lamm did in John. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carina | 1/9/2011

    " My favorite Slaughter book so far!! Great characters. Months after reading it, I still wonder about the main character, John... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 1/9/2011

    " think this is one of her best "

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About the Author
Author Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of over a dozen thrillers, including the Will Trent and Grant County series. A longtime resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

About the Narrator

Brian Keith Lewis is an actor and real estate broker. He has been a featured real estate expert on NBC, PBS, CBS, FOX, CNN, CNBC, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Financial Times, New York Observer, New York Sun, and New York Post. He serves as the on-camera New York pricing expert on For the HGTV’s My Home Is Worth What?, and the New York on-camera host for HGTV’s National Open House and on-camera Manhattan property expert for the BBC.

Brian graduated from The College of William and Mary, with a double concentration in government and theatre. His studies also took him to Paris, where he developed fluency in French, and to North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied acting. While working in guest services and sales at the Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton Hotels, he studied with legendary actress Uta Hagan. He has played roles off-Broadway, on television, in films, in numerous commercials, and has voiced several audiobooks. When he is not selling real estate or acting, Brian likes to bike ride along the Hudson, study New York City history, and travel.