Cop Town: A Novel
- Publish Date: 2014-06-24
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Karin Slaughter
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Karin Slaughter, author of thebestselling Will Trent novels, is widely acclaimed as one of the best crime novelists in America (The Washington Post). Now she delivers her first stand-alone novel: an epic story of a city in the midst of seismic upheaval, a serial killer targeting cops, and a divided police force tasked with bringing a madman to justice.
Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal murder and a furious manhunt rock the citys police department, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the job will also be her last. Shes determined to defy her privileged background by making her own waywearing a badge and carrying a gun. But for a beautiful young woman, life will be anything but easy in the macho world of the Atlanta PD, where even the female cops have little mercy for rookies. Its also the worst day possible to start given that a beloved cop has been gunned down, his brothers in blue are out for blood, and the city is on the edge of war.
Kate isnt the only woman on the force whos feeling the heat. Maggie Lawson followed her uncle and brother into the ranks to prove her worth in their cynical eyes. When she and Kate, her new partner, are pushed out of the citywide search for a cop killer, their fury, pain, and pride finally reach the boiling point. With a killer poised to strike again, they will pursue their own line of investigation, risking everything as they venture into the citys darkest heart.
Relentlessly paced, acutely observed, wickedly funny, and often heartbreaking, Cop Town is Karin Slaughters most powerful novel yeta tour de force of storytelling from our foremost master of character, atmosphere, and suspense.
Praise for Cop Town
Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today, andCop Townshows the author at the top of her gamerelentless pacing, complex characters, and gritty realism, all set against the backdrop of a city on the edge. Slaughters eye for detail and truth is unmatched. . . . Id follow her anywhere.Gillian Flynn
Cop Town proves Karin Slaughter is one of Americas best writers. . . . She pulls her readers into a twisted tale of mystery and keeps them fascinated from start to finish.The Huffington Post
Stunning . . . Karin Slaughter breaks new ground with this riveting story. If you havent yet read her, this is the moment.Michael Connelly
Compulsively readable . . . will have your heart racing.O: The Oprah Magazine
Intense . . . engrossing . . . evocative . . . [Karin Slaughters] first stand-alone novel [has] a gritty, action-packed plot and strong, believable characters.Associated Press
Slaughter graphically exposes the rampant racism, homophobia, and misogyny of cop culture in the 1970s. . . . Winning leads, the retro setting, and a riveting plot make this one of Slaughters best.Booklist (starred review)
Superb . . . explosive . . . [Cop Town] is sure to win over readers new to Slaughters work while reminding old fans of her enormous talent.Library Journal (starred review)
Evocative writing . . . amazing characters . . . with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a riveting plot . . . Slaughters first stand-alone book is a knockout.RT Book Reviews
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