Thursday, August 24, 2017

Review: Triptych (Will Trent #1)

Author: Karin Slaughter
Started reading: August 7th 2017
Finished the book: August 11th 2017
Pages: 514
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Published: August 15th 2006
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.14
My score:
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 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 is called in, and Michael is forced into working with Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team - a man he instinctively dislikes.

Twenty-four hours later, the violence Michael 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...

My thoughts
Such a big Karin Slaughter fangirl over here. I'm stoked when I start reading her book, because I know I'll be hooked by the plot and the astonishing characters. I don't think I've ever given a book by Karin Slaughter less than a 3-rating. I've finished the Sara Linton series a while a go, and since I was way too shocked by it's ending, I needed time to recover...
But I'm starting this new series, and I'm very excited!

  • Clever plot: When you start a Karin Slaughter book you just know you are in for a book with a great plot. I love how the story builds with all the twists and turns. Karin Slaughter is definitely the plot-building QUEEN in this genre. I just know what I can expect when I pick up a book that's written by her. I have these high expectations and every time she fulfills those, it's even better. This book had a great plot.
  • Will Trent: Sara Linton, Jeffrey Tolliver, Lena Adams, I was hooked by the characters in the previous series that I've read. I was hoping I would like the new main character and I totally did. Will Trent is a believable main character with his flaws, quirks and good sides. I was a little bit scared that maybe he would remind me of Jeffrey Tolliver from the previous books, but he's so different and I can't wait to read more about Will Trent!
  • Hating or Loving: The best part about this  book is that you go from loving/liking some characters, to hating them. At some point I was doubting a lot of characters and I was trying to see if they were who they said they were.. Because of the twists and turns and different feelings towards the characters I didn't trust anyone anymore.
  • Seriously disturbing: Some parts of this book were so disturbing. They were so far from my reality and the situation I live in, that it was almost hard to believe things like this happen. I know Karin Slaughter does her research, so I know things can get crappy and disturbing, just like the story in this book. I know it can add to a story and it probably does for some people, but it was a bit too much at some points for me.
I expect Karin Slaughter to deliver me a book with a great plot and amazing characters. It's a great feeling to know you'll pick up a great book when Karin Slaughter's name is on the cover.
I know, I'm being such a fangirl! I'm so excited to share my reviews to come since I'm planning to read the Will Trent series and a review for The Good Daughter is definitely gonna come by as well.

Other opinions about this book
"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

"Volcanic heroes and villains, 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

Let me know what you think of Karin Slaughter's books!



  1. I really need to read Karin Slaughter. I love the way this one sounds and I must admit that the fact that parts of it were disturbing kind of makes me want to read it right away. Great review!

    1. Yeah, the disturbing parts are what makes it unique. Karin Slaughter is my all time favorite :)

  2. Definitely adding this to my TBR! LOVE the GIF you added! :)


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