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Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling 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.

©2006 Karin Slaughter (P)2006 Books on Tape

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Can't stay in the story

The reader uses a heavy southern accent when he reads dialogue, but loses the accent when he thinks thoughts within the same person's head. Horribly distracting.

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Very good book

This book started off a little slow and at time it was a little confusing on the timeline but overall it was a very good story. This is the first book I have listened to from this author. I will definitely be looking for more.

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Great Story Lousy Ending

I enjoyed this book. There characters were well developed. It was a little on the dark side so if you are squimish I would not recommend. The ending was not satisfying. It was as though the time was up and so it ended. Maybe there will be a sequel.

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Good thriller

Fun, quick read with a few big twists that will leave you hanging chapter to chapter. I have some problems with it but I don't want to spoil the story. It's worth the read!

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Great book. kept my intrest all the way through.

I highly recommend this book. great narrator and twisted plot keeps you interested till the end. Deep characters with great depths. if your looking for a book that will keep you up wanting to know what happens next, you've found it.

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Interesting plot, irritating characters.

Would you try another book from Karin Slaughter and/or Michael Kramer?

Not in this series.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

At least one attractive personality in the main-character roster.

What three words best describe Michael Kramer’s voice?

Ordinary, ordinary, ordinary.

Could you see Triptych being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

Most unattractive, irritating female detective in contemporary mystery fiction, and her male counterpart isn't much better. This story could profit from the addition of a grownup to the cast of characters.

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Hated it!

This was by far the longest and most boring audiobook I've purchased yet. I hope the next audiobook in this series is much better than this one. Geez!

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The purpose of listening !

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we listen to novels with the hope the author and narrator will create a story we cannot resist. I always read reviews of the novels but seldom write one. I could not let this book go without convincing the next perspective listener to choose it. No superheroes in this story. Terribly flawed characters who bring an interesting and stimulating journey. The narration was excellent. This is that book your friends will tell you about and can't stop talking about.

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what a Trip (tych)

love the story very twisted but the title melds with the story in a perfect work of fiction. Karin slaughter is magic. no matter the narrator her voice is clear. Bravo

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Good intro to Will Trent!

I really enjoyed this book. I know a lot of people have complained about the narration which I can agree with but I guess I got used to Michael Kramer while indulging on the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson so it didn't bother me too much. I felt this book kept me engaged and wasn't overly violent or graphic. My first Karin Slaughter experience was Pretty Girls and this was not nearly as gratuitous. It does have its flaws. It becomes predictable and a lot of the character connections are conveniently contrived, leaving a lot to be desired in the surprise and thrills department. Ultimately, knowing that the series gets better it's not a bad place to start and has me anxious to grab book number 2.