Triptych by Karin Slaughter

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BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Unseen.

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.
 

About Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of thirteen thrillers, including Criminal, Fallen, Broken, Undone, Fractured, Beyond Reach, Triptych, Faithless, and the e-original short story, “Snatched.” She is a native of Georgia.
 
Published August 15, 2006 by Delacorte Press. 512 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Taking a break from her well-regarded series about Grant County Medical Examiner Dr. Sara Linton (Faithless, 2005, etc.), Slaughter turns to a stand-alone in which horrific physical violence grows out of the psychological kind.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Triptych

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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 .

Jun 12 2006 | Read Full Review of Triptych

Book Reporter

One might initially wonder why Karin Slaughter would choose to.

Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Triptych

USA Today

In Triptych, her first stand-alone novel, Karin Slaughter cleverly links the murders of a prostitute and a string of young girls to Michael Ormwood, a police detective with a secret past;

Aug 24 2006 | Read Full Review of Triptych

Gather Books

The many reviews that praise the thriller TRIPTYCH by Karin Slaughter must be based, I think, on the second half of the book.

Sep 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Triptych

Curled Up

Fans of her Grant County books will enjoy this new novel as a welcome distraction while they wait for the next book in the series, and those unfamiliar to Slaughter’s work will find this a good place to start before diving in to Slaughter’s serial thrillers.

Jul 21 2015 | Read Full Review of Triptych

Deseret News

If all this can be put out of mind (maybe not), the author has a very serious problem telling her story — it is a question of the author providing so much detail as to be confusing — but it is also the author's inability to construct logical and/or grammatically correct sentences in numerous para...

Aug 13 2006 | Read Full Review of Triptych

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I like Karin Slaughter’s books already, but I think her true story telling abilities really shine through with this book.

Apr 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Triptych

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