Book Of The Month June, 2007
When Atlanta police detective Michael Ormewood is called out to a murder scene at the notorious Grady Homes, he finds himself faced with one of the the most brutal killings of his career: Aleesha Monroe is found in the stairwell in a pool of her own blood, her body horribly mutilated. As a one-off killing it’s shocking, but when it becomes clear that it’s just the latest in a series of similar attacks, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are called in, and Ormewood is forced into working with Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team – a man he instinctively dislikes. But then, only twenty-four hours later, the violence Ormewood sees around him every day explodes in his own back yard. And it seems the mystery behind Monroe’s death is inextricably entangled with a past that refuses to stay buried …
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Rebecca Ash, The Random House Group Marketing, on Triptych:
The book I would recommend to take to the beach this summer is Triptych by Karin Slaughter. It’s the best thriller I’ve read in ages!
I know it’s been said before but this really will keep you gripped right until the very end, I couldn’t put it down.
We follow 3 main characters that have their own unrelenting plotlines, starting with Detective Michael Ormewood as he discovers a body in what appears to be the latest in a series of similar attacks. The crimes then come uncomfortably close to home as violence explodes in Ormewood’s back yard, on top of all this he’s forced to work with Special Agent Will Trent a man he just doesn’t like. It’s really well written – the characters feel so real and completely believable, it’s also gritting, gruesome and very clever. I was flicking back through pages and re-reading bits that seemed insignificant but turn out to be very significant indeed…
If you haven’t read Karin Slaughter before then I’d urge you to read this, everyone I’ve recommended it to so far has not been disappointed!