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By: Karin Slaughter
Series: Will Trent #1
Publication Date: 8/11/2006
My Rating: 4 Stars
Karin’s Slaughter’s, TRIPTYCH (Will Trent #1) is a heart-pounding, (not sure mine has slowed down yet) crime suspense, of good versus evil (mostly evil), heroes versus villains—with an array of damaged, and deeply troubled characters, prostitutes, dirty cops, sickos, with brutal crimes, and violence, for a haunting psychological thriller series, ideal for those who love cop action, and not afraid to get down and dirty.
Set in Atlanta, one of the major cities with the worst crime, we meet Will Trent, a flawed character, dyslexic, with a troubled past, fighting all odds, and an agent for the GA Bureau of Investigation. His best friend, Angie is a vice cop with a troubled past of her own (these two met at a children’s home years ago and always wind up connecting).
Michael is a cynical, Atlanta detective, with a troubled marriage and a son, who is mentally challenged. Will Trent is on assignment help investigate a series of brutal crimes killing women and cutting out their tongues.
Suspicions focus on John Shelly, a sex convict (claims he is innocent, and knows he has been set up), has been recently released from prison (20 years for rape and murder), has troubles of his own after convicted of murdering a girl when he was a teenager, and is very badly damaged due to his sexual abuse in prison. Michael thinks these two cases are related; however, Will Trent is not so sure.
Karin’s writing is razor sharp (no punt intended), and full of wit, making you laugh out loud at her one liners, and was hooked with COP TOWN, CRIMINAL, and a few of other books in the Will Trent series. Was so intrigued with this character, am currently making my way back through the series, between reading my new ARC releases. If you love mystery crime thrillers, no one can deliver better than Karin- read them all! (Love Amanda's strong character and her banter with Will)--Will's boss.
Michael Kramer, narrator for the audiobook was spine chilling, especially the scene with Angie at the end!
As always enjoy the Atlanta landmarks, and especially the Vinings' (an area of Northwest Atlanta) reference, since I lived there for many years.