By Karin Slaughter
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
Karin Slaughter, writer of the bestselling Will Trent novels, is broadly acclaimed as “one of the simplest crime novelists in the USA” (The Washington Post). Now she supplies her first stand-alone novel: an epic tale of a urban in the course of seismic upheaval, a serial killer concentrating on police officers, and a divided police strength tasked with bringing a madman to justice.
Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal homicide and a livid manhunt rock the city’s police division, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day at the task can be her final. She’s made up our minds to defy her privileged heritage via making her personal way—wearing a badge and sporting a gun. yet for a stunning younger lady, existence might be whatever yet effortless within the macho global of the Atlanta PD, the place even the feminine law enforcement officials have little mercy for novices. It’s additionally the worst day attainable to begin on condition that a loved cop has been gunned down, his brothers in blue are out for blood, and the town is at the fringe of war.
Kate isn’t the single girl at the strength who’s feeling the warmth. Maggie Lawson her uncle and brother into the ranks to turn out her worthy of their cynical eyes. while she and Kate, her new companion, are driven out of the citywide look for a cop killer, their fury, ache, and delight ultimately succeed in the boiling element. With a killer poised to strike back, they'll pursue their very own line of research, risking every little thing as they enterprise into the city’s darkest heart.
Relentlessly paced, acutely saw, wickedly humorous, and sometimes heartbreaking, Cop Town is Karin Slaughter’s strongest novel yet—a travel de strength of storytelling from our most popular grasp of personality, surroundings, and suspense.
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“Karin Slaughter is just the most effective mystery writers operating at the present time, and Cop Town shows the writer on the best of her game—relentless pacing, advanced characters, and gritty realism, prepared opposed to the backdrop of a urban at the aspect. Slaughter’s eye for element and fact is unrivaled. . . . I’d stick to her anywhere.”—Gillian Flynn
“Cop city proves Karin Slaughter is one among America’s top writers. . . . She pulls her readers right into a twisted story of poser and retains them interested from begin to finish.”—The Huffington Post
“Stunning . . . Karin Slaughter breaks new flooring with this riveting tale. if you happen to haven’t but learn her, this can be the moment.”—Michael Connelly
“Compulsively readable . . . could have your middle racing.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Intense . . . engrossing . . . evocative . . . [Karin Slaughter’s] first stand-alone novel [has] a gritty, action-packed plot and powerful, plausible characters.”—Associated Press
“Slaughter graphically exposes the rampant racism, homophobia, and misogyny of cop tradition within the Seventies. . . . profitable leads, the unfashionable surroundings, and a riveting plot make this considered one of Slaughter’s best.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Superb . . . explosive . . . [Cop Town] is bound to win over readers new to Slaughter’s paintings whereas reminding outdated enthusiasts of her huge, immense talent.”—Library magazine (starred review)
“Evocative writing . . . impressive characters . . . with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a riveting plot . . . Slaughter’s first stand-alone booklet is a knockout.”—RT publication Reviews