A Thousand Steps

A Thousand Steps
A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker

Friday, July 8, 2016

Triptych by Karin Slaughter- This Week's Hidden Gems & Buried Treasures Feature and Review

While The Book Review tries to help promote new releases, there are so many wonderful books out there yet to be discovered and enjoyed, I decided to start the weekly  Hidden Gems & Buried Treasures feature.  Each week, The Book Review will feature a spotlight and review of a book, from a variety of genres, that is at least five years old.  Some may be rare, out of print, or not yet available in electronic book format, while others will hopefully help draw attention to the author's latest release or upcoming title.

This week, our Hidden Gems & Buried Treasures feature is:

                                             TRIPTYCH BY KARIN SLAUGHTER

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...



Triptych (Will Trent, #1)Triptych by Karin Slaughter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Triptych by Karin Slaughter is a 2006 Delacorte Press publication.

I have read other books by this author, but somehow, I never got around to the Will Trent series. With a new installment slated for release this month, I decided to try playing catch up, which shouldn’t be too hard with only seven more to read after this one.

So, first up is Triptych, originally published in 2006. This story introduces us to Will Trent, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation specialist, who arrives in Atlanta after a string of murders involving teenage girls, catches his attention.
The case reunites Will with his best friend during childhood, and former lover, Angie Polanski, a vice cop, with a plethora of intimacy issues, that constantly drives the couple apart.

As Will and Angie navigate the treacherous waters of race and wealth, amid the troublesome rumors surrounding one of the officers close to case, they unwittingly discover a link from the past involving the murder of another teenager. The connection they uncover is explosive, but soon becomes a matter of life and death, when another girl goes missing.

Well, I certainly understand why this series is so well received. The author does an amazing job of developing the characters, building suspense, and adding in uncomfortable issues that might make you squirm a little. These issues add layers of conflict and controversy to the already complicated murder investigation.

The beginning of the book can be a little uneven at times because the set up involves the introduction of several storylines, and timelines, going on all at once. But, it’s not long before the threads begin to connect and it all starts to make sense. Somewhere around the midway mark, I became immersed in the story so completely, I didn’t want to move, not even for a bathroom break.

The story is dark, graphic, gritty and disturbing, but also challenging and thought provoking and is just the type of thriller I enjoy most.

Overall this first book in the series has roped me in and waiting impatiently in line at the library for the next book in the series.





The latest novel in the Will Trent series from No. 1 bestelling author, Karin Slaughter.

A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It's the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim - a woman - has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge.

But for Will - and also for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI's newest medical examiner - the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will's troubled past. The consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues.

But Sara's scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the missing woman before she bleeds out . . .





Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen thrillers, including UNSEEN, CRIMINAL, FALLEN, BROKEN, UNDONE, FRACTURED, BEYOND REACH, TRIPTYCH, FAITHLESS, COP TOWN, and the e-original short stories “Snatched” and “Busted.”

Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the term "investigoogling" in 2006.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.