Faithless , etc.) with a stand-alone thriller notable mainly for a jolting mid-book twist similar"/>

TripTych

Karin Slaughter, Author . Delacorte $25 (392p) ISBN 978-0-385-33946-9

Bestseller Slaughter departs from her Grant County crime series (Faithless , etc.) with a stand-alone thriller notable mainly for a jolting mid-book twist similar to one Ira Levin used with more subtlety in A Kiss Before Dying . The case of a prostitute's brutal murder provides a welcome break for Michael Ormewood, a cynical, world-weary Atlanta cop weighed down by dealing with the city's underclass and the heartbreak of a mentally impaired son. Since the victim's tongue was severed, linking the crime to several other recent outrages, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation intervenes. Suspicions focus on a recently paroled sex offender, John Shelley, who viciously butchered a neighbor more than a decade earlier. Slaughter unexpectedly switches the narrative's perspective, but the shock value garnered by the plot twist isn't matched by the predictable denouement. (Aug.)

Reviewed on: 06/12/2006
Release date: 08/01/2006
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