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3.99952244508118 out of 53.99952244508118 out of 53.99952244508118 out of 53.99952244508118 out of 53.99952244508118 out of 5 4.00 (8,376 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karin Slaughter Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Will Trent Series Release Date: August 2006 ISBN: 9781415936122
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Slaughter's gift for building multi-layered tension while deconstructing damaged personalities gives this thriller a nerve-wracking finish. USA Today
  • "Excellent.... Karin Slaughter is not afraid to show the absolute worst in people, as well as the best. Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
  • [Karin Slaughter] writes with a razor...Triptych elevates her to the top of my list of favorite crime writers. Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • “Slaughter’s gift for building multilayered tension while deconstructing damaged personalities gives this thriller a nerve-wracking finish.”

    USA Today

  • "Volcanic heroes and villians, who act both surprisingly and logically.... Slaughter has the courage to detonate her biggest bombshells early on, keeping even the wariest readers off-balance. Kirkus Reviews
  • “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

  • “[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

  • “Masterfully constructed fiction.”

    Winston-Salem Journal, praise for the author

  • “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.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “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
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 2/12/2014

    " This was my first Karin Slaughter novel, and wow, what a ride! While the plot is standard whodunit fare, this is definitely not your prototypical murder mystery. I won't spoil it by saying much more, except that Will Trent is a fascinating and unusual protagonist for the genre. Dyslexic and scarred (literally and figuratively) by his foster-home childhood, Will definitely doesn't fit the "hero detective" mold but neither is he a testosterone-fueled anti-hero in the tradition of Vic Mackey (The Shield) or Pete Marino (Kay Scarpetta novels). I can hardly wait to read the next Will Trent mystery! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 2/10/2014

    " ich muss sagen, es ist um einiges besser als gottlos.. auch die charaktere sind spannender... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/8/2014

    " OMG! Slaughter just keeps throwing the tricks at you. This was another one where I was completely flabbergasted at one point. Totally didn't see it coming! I love an author that can continually surprise you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari | 1/22/2014

    " Enjoyed this start of this mystery series set in Atlanta. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 1/21/2014

    " Thiller with lots of twists and turns. First book I have read by this author. Will try others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Kelly | 1/20/2014

    " A great series of books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 1/16/2014

    " This felt like a pretty good book that got dropped in the mud. The sometimes embarrassing (and often seemingly unnecessary) vulgarity to it got in the way. I'm not afraid of bad words, but it seemed over the top to the point where I might shy away from recommending the book to others. Turns out it's a pretty good story (really picks up in the second half) but I almost didn't get there. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 1/15/2014

    " Way too vulgur/graphic. I only made it through the first chapter. I didn't think I was such a softie, but I really thought her descriptions were unnecessary and just gross. Her writing is a little too in-your-face for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/4/2014

    " This is another one of Slaughter's books that caused me to stare blankly out of the window for near two hours when I finally put it down. In a word: chilling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gill | 12/25/2013

    " Really enjoyed listening to this one. Great storyline and read with the right about of suspense and tension! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lena | 12/16/2013

    " Didn't impress me much... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aida_I | 11/26/2013

    " Litlle rough language for my taste, but book was intense and very,very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenice | 11/24/2013

    " I am so torn on this book. I love the fascinating and deeply damaged characters, but was hard to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie Farrell | 6/17/2013

    " Left me wanting more !!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 4/21/2013

    " Quick reading who-dun-it - "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Beck | 3/6/2013

    " A very good book. Will Trent is a very interesting protagonist. Very good plot and interesting characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pauline | 2/23/2013

    " This was the best Karin Slaughter novel to date! Couldnt put it down.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carina | 12/17/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/30/2012

    " Started off like your normal detective novel and then came the twist I never expected. Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 8/9/2012

    " In my opinion, Karin Slaughter comes into her own with the new Will Trent series. It introduces Will Trent who is my favourite Slaughter character. Clever, dark and just about everything you want from a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 7/9/2012

    " Great read! Couldn't put it down. Many twist and turns which make you feel like your right there watching it all unfold. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sierra crosby | 6/10/2012

    " Good book. I knew the killer before it was reveiled in the book (about half or so through). Something missing though. It was a bit flat in parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 5/13/2012

    " listened to this on tape... very entertaining. I love Will Trent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 5/12/2012

    " 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 Shari | 3/28/2012

    " Good mystery/suspense book, with that great character Will Trent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Birdie | 3/21/2012

    " Really thrilling, and stunning how everything develops. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Franzie | 3/12/2012

    " What a spectacular thriller! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 9/24/2011

    " 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 Gwenny | 7/26/2011

    " Deze was echt schitterend!! Het heen en weer tussen het verleden en het nu verveelde niet, het maakte het juist nog spannender.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Lynn Barker | 6/15/2011

    " 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. "

  • 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

Michael Kramer has narrated many audiobooks over the last twenty years; his favorite authors include Donald E. Westlake, Thomas Perry, and Robert Jordan. He has received fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work. He lives in the DC area, where he also works in theater as an actor and director.