Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Triptych by Karin Slaughter; A review!


There aren't many books that make me gasp, but this one did. I originally picked this book up because an agent mentioned Karin Slaughter on her blog. She said she'd love to have a writer like this in her stable. So, I just had to find out what made the agent drool.
And I got a real nice surprise.
Most books are predictable. I can guess the next move, the villain or the ending. Maybe that's because I read a lot, or study different styles of writing or because I write my own stories.
But this...
Triptych had some great twists in it that I never saw coming. Karin Slaughter's voice just sucks you right in and leaves you --you guessed it--gasping! There were times where I flipped back because what I was thinking turned out not to be so. She throws in several red herrings that will take you completely off guard. Slaughter is a master of optical illusion. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who needs to be surprised and shocked. This book is page turner that will keep you up at night and make you late for work.

6 comments:

inherwritemind1 said...

Off the subject, but thanks for visiting my blog. It's always great to connect with another fellow animal freak ;-)

Best from Tena

Melanie Avila said...

The gasp test is a good one for me. I read my aunt's soon to be released book, not knowing what to expect, and it made me gasp twice in a short period of time. I even woke up my husband! Now he's reading it and keeps telling me he thinks he got to the 'gasp' part (he hasn't). He's in for a treat!

Aimless Writer said...

Tena, I'm swamped with animals, 3 dogs (they just kept coming!) a cat, parrot and fish. I think there's a couple of tanks of fish around too. I think I need AA for animals.

Aimless Writer said...

Melanie,
Can't wait to read your aunt's book! Is she headed toward publication soon?

Melanie Avila said...

Yes, Oct 2008!

Aimless Writer said...

Don't forget to give us the heads up!