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L'ombra della verità (Will Trent #1)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  17,656 ratings  ·  928 reviews
Quando l’agente Michael Ormewood, del dipartimento di polizia di Atlanta, viene chiamato in un quartiere popolare di Grady Homes, si trova di fronte a uno degli omicidi più brutali cui abbia mai assistito nel corso della sua carriera: Aleesha Monroe giace in un lago di sangue, il corpo orribilmente mutilato. Ora dopo ora, appare evidente che l’assassinio della donna non è...more
Hardcover, 509 pages
Published January 2012 by TimeCrime (first published 2006)
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This, Triptych, is as close to man-fiction as a book written by a woman can get. But gosh, was it good?!!

I cried, I laughed, I gasped in surprise countless times. The story was totally engrossing. Karin Slaughter definitely knows what she's doing. But don't read it if graphic violence makes you cringe. Don't read it if you want to believe all inmates are the scum of the earth. Don't read it if you have manly bits and are particularly sensitive, I can't guarantee there won't be trauma. And if you...more
James Thane
Will Trent, an agent for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, is teamed with Atlanta detective Michael Ormewood to investigate a series of brutal crimes in which someone is killing women and cutting out their tongues.

Everyone in the book is damaged in some way. Oremwood has a troubled marriage and a child who is mentally challenged. Trent, who is severely dyslexic, had a very troubled childhood. His best friend, Angie Polaski, is a vice cop with a troubled past of her own. Added to the mix is J...more
Mark Stevens
There are plenty of good examples of cross-gender writers but certainly Karin Slaughter would be Exhibit No. 1. (This is my first by Karin Slaughter, but hard to imagine many female writers better writing today from a man's point of view.)

Here, she has multiple perspectives, both male and female, in this story involving murdered prostitutes, stolen identities, severed (bitten off) tongues, infidelity and personal entanglements.
The overall flavor is raw, in case that’s not already apparent. With...more
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Sean Peters
Although to me at first it was a struggle with this book it built to a fast and exciting end, with the last third of the book really good.

The struggle at first was following the 3-4 main characters through different years at the story went backward and forwards from 1985, 2005 then 2006.

But the main characters were being built as this was the first introduction to Will Trent, Angie's character was good, Johnny Shelley was good.

The villain of the book, was a very nasty person but you know quite e...more
You can become addicted to things other than drugs. Karin Slaughter is one of those things. I had read a review for her new book Unseen. In reading the reviews I discovered that this new book was the latest in a series and that one person suggested that you start with the first book in the series so that you would know all the characters. In some series each book can be read as a stand alone but with a reviewer saying that I decided to start at the beginning, which lead me to this book. I was no...more
Jun 13, 2008 Marie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Excellent book !! I recommended this book to both my son and my best friend, and neither of them could put it down either. All the story lines within the book were so interesting that I could not wait to see what would happen next.
As a result of this book I became A huge fan of the author and went on to read every book that she wrote, in order. The rest of her books are more of a mystery series that stick with 2 main characters. This book stands alone (at least so far). Although I was also a hug...more
Um assassinato brutal acontece em Atlanta. A vítima, uma prostituta com cerca de 40 anos, aparece morta nas escadas que vão ter ao seu apartamento num bairro social. Uma característica que poderá juntar a outros casos de brutalidade é o facto de a vítima, Aleesha Monroe não ter língua, tendo sido arrancada à dentada. Além disso, Aleesha apresenta uma possível violação.
Janie Johnson
Another first time read for me with this author Karin Slaughter. I actually started getting her books when I found this one on the sales rack at our local UBS. I had heard some positive things about the book and I finally decided to try it out. I have to say I am so glad I did. Triptych is the first book in the Will Trent series. And now I gotta say if this book is any inclination of the rest of the series, I will be one happy camper!

The premise of the story sold me when I first read the synopsi...more
The book is written in third person, but we have different narrators throughout. It starts with Michael Ormewood whom I did not like. This is partly why I wasn’t sure whether I’d end up liking the book. I wanted to see things from Will Trent’s perspective, and I wasn’t really fond of Michael. Once Michael’s stint as narrator is over, it shifts between John Shelley, a “loser” ex-con, Will Trent, and Angie Polaski.

There were threads woven throughout this plot that intertwined in the most interesti...more
Sue Coletta
Triptych is a fantastic read. I gave it five stars for many reasons. The characters-- Karin Slaughter did an incredible job of writing three-dimensional, likable characters who were easy to relate to. The story line grabbed me from the beginning and never let go. The way the author dragged out the suspenseful scenes, really built up the tension and had me on the edge of my seat. The climax was truly a back and forth of not knowing what would transpire next. The title is brilliant. To really deci...more
Paulo Pires
Brilhante e viciante

«tríptico - substantivo masculino
1. Quadro sobre três panos, dois dos quais se dobram sobre o do meio.(...)»

"tríptico", in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa

Soberbo ... uma só palavra que diz tanto deste livro.

Nos livros que li da autora, repara-se numa tendência para os mesmos versarem sobre violência sobre mulheres, e ao que tenho percebido das entrevistas que vi é de facto uma opção dos seus livros.

O livro é contado sobre três pontos de vista, que se complementam e...more
Stephanie (the nerdy princess)
The many reviews that praise the thriller TRIPTYCH by Karin Slaughter must be based, I think, on the second half of the book. (You may disagree. More on that later.) If so, then the praise is justified. But a book review should be based on a book’s entirety, and Slaughter paints a picture of characters and background for almost 200 pages before she gets to the suspense. She risks losing readers after page 50. But if you stick with it, it not only gets better; it gets great.

TRIPTYCH is the first...more
I will first start with the title of the book. This is the first time I remember when I look up a title in the dictionary. My digital Collins says:
triptych [ˈtrɪptɪk:]
n 1. a set of three pictures or panels, usually hinged so that the two wing panels fold over the larger central one: often used as an altarpiece
2. a set of three hinged writing tablets
From Greek triptukhos, from tri- + ptux plate.

One of the story's characters has a triptych on her mantelpiece. When the two side panels fold over...more
4.5 Stars

Well-written and engrossing story with captivating characters. The descriptions of abuse, rape and murder are particularly graphic and gruesome, so be forewarned that this may be a difficult read if this type of writing bothers you.

The shifting narrative perspective makes it easy to identify with each of the characters from the veteran police detective with a troubled marriage and a disabled child to the GBI agent who suffered both mental and physical torture in his past and hi...more
Cátia Santos
Do melhor que tenho lido dentro do género! Deve ser uma das poucas vezes em que os adjetivos publicitários da capa ("tensão sufocante", "fascinante e compulsivo", "soberbo") não enganam!

Os amantes de policiais não podem deixar de o ler... os não amantes, também não! :) Não conhecia a autora, mas fiquei fã! Venham mais como este!

Um pequeno senão... uma ponta solta ou outra que penso que poderia ter ficado melhor explicada.

E acho que falhou a revisão da tradução, já que há várias gralhas ao longo...more
Shelby *wants some flying monkeys*
I didn't think this book would do it for I'm addicted to the Grant county books. It was really good! Karin Slaughter is on her game!
Tríptico. . . tríptico. . .
Penso que me deixei influenciar pelas opiniões positivas que vi e estava à espera de uma leitura empolgante e que me fizesse avançar na leitura rapidamente e entusiasmada.
É um bom livro, mas. . . não é surpreendente.
É um bom policial mas, já li melhores. . .
É um 3,5*.

O início até foi aborrecido para mim, até chegar à página 180, por aí, não estava mesmo a achar nada de especial, mas foi aí que houve uma reviravolta. . . a única para mim, mas, por sinal, muito muito boa...more
Tríptico. . . tríptico. . .
Penso que me deixei influenciar pelas opiniões positivas que vi e estava à espera de uma leitura empolgante e que me fizesse avançar na leitura rapidamente e entusiasmada.
É um bom livro, mas. . . não é surpreendente.
É um bom policial mas, já li melhores. . .
É um 3,5*.

O início até foi aborrecido para mim, até chegar à página 180, por aí, não estava mesmo a achar nada de especial, mas foi aí que houve uma reviravolta. . . a única para mim, mas, por sinal, muito muito b...more
"TripTych" is my first book by Karin Slaughter, but if it is any indication of the types of books that Ms. Slaughter authors, it won't be the last.
The basic plotline of "TripTych" could be formulaic (is a dead prostitute in Atlanta connected to a serial rapist/killer?) but thankfully it is not. The discovery of the prostitute in the first chapter is only the springboard to introduce us to a plethora of characters and a brutal murder from 20 years prior. While none of the primary characters are...more
Monique Bos
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Inês Beato
Fantástica leitura! Permitiu-me a descoberta de uma autora que definitivamente irei continuar a acompanhar e um dos melhores policiais que li nos últimos tempos!
Personagens extremamente bem construídas, uma história contada a partir de vários pontos de vista e acção constante são os principais ingredientes de Triptych. Uma obra cativamente e muito bem conseguida, adorei!
If you happen to like gritty, gory crime thrillers, this is the book for you. I've been slacking off in reading straight-up thrillers this year and since I've been meaning to try Karin Slaughter for what seems like forever, I picked this up at a bargain sale. Turned out to be a good decision. Holy crap am I ending 2013 on a good note with this! While it doesn't quite deliver on the mystery front, it's tightly written enough, with a hard look at the seedy underbelly of humanity and the ability to...more
aPriL loves HalLowEen
Intense and trashy! Dark miseries! Blood, brains and bones! Perfect! Ok, maybe not, but it's a good enough read, for those of us who enjoy our characters damaged and bad-boy. The characters are riveting, except for Will Trent, despite his top billing. He's the most rational, so there you are. The rest are car wrecks who somehow are still moving.

Atlanta Detective Michael Ormewood is the kind of police officer one hopes to never meet. He knows his job and he knows the streets of Atlanta, but he li...more
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
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Peter Jennett
Hard to say, sort of OK, but I personally find that Karen Slaughter tends to go a bit overboard on trying to outdo others on violence and general shocker stuff at the expense of the plot. Not a bad book to pass the time, but not the greatest either
Very well written suspenseful thriller with characters you care about and one you hate! lol What a ride. Loved the ending and that justice was finally done for one of our protagonists. I'm definitely reading the next in the series.
This was the first Karin Slaughter novel I've ever read, the first in her Will Trent series, and all I can say at the beginning of this review is that a damn good author shows off from the very first few pages you read.

As I started reading the very first pages, I felt like I was visiting people I have known for a lifetime. Karin Slaughter gives them so much flesh that you feel immediately dragged into the story and feel part of these characters' lives. They are full of flaws just like real peopl...more
"Will turned his back to her, looking at the painting over the mantel.It was a triptych , three canvases hinged together to make one image when it was open, another image when it was closed.He had always assumed she liked the duplicity of the piece.It was just like Angie, one thing inside, another out.Just like Michael Ormewood, come to think of it. What a perfect pair." (p. 306- TRIPTYCH by Karen Slaughter)

In TRIPTYCH , Karin Slaughter creates a psychological mystery where nobody is who they se...more
Sono rimasta sorpresa dalla lettura di questo libro. Mi aspettavo un thriller di stampo classico, quelli in cui fino all'ultimo ti lasciano con il fiato sospeso con il dubbio di chi sia l'assassino. Ma "L'ombra della verità", come mi sono accorta durante la lettura, non ha per niente uno schema narrativo classico. E' un romanzo che lascia comunque con il fiato sospeso fino alla fine, ma per un motivo diverso. Le pagine iniziali potrebbero far pensare al contrario: un omicidio violento, la polizi...more
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Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fourteen thrillers, including UNSEEN, CRIMINAL, FALLEN, BROKEN, UNDONE, FRACTURED, BEYOND REACH, TRIPTYCH, FAITHLESS, 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 "inv...more
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