By Karin Slaughter
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
Karin Slaughter, writer of the bestselling Will Trent novels, is generally acclaimed as “one of the easiest crime novelists in the United States” (The Washington Post). Now she offers her first stand-alone novel: an epic tale of a urban in the middle 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 activity can be her final. She’s decided to defy her privileged historical past via making her personal way—wearing a badge and sporting a gun. yet for a gorgeous younger girl, existence can be something yet effortless within the macho international of the Atlanta PD, the place even the feminine law enforcement officials have little mercy for newbies. It’s additionally the worst day attainable to begin on condition that a cherished 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. whilst she and Kate, her new companion, are driven out of the citywide look for a cop killer, their fury, discomfort, and delight eventually achieve the boiling aspect. With a killer poised to strike back, they're going to pursue their very own line of research, risking every 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 greatest grasp of personality, surroundings, and suspense.
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“Karin Slaughter is just the most effective mystery writers operating this present day, 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 area. Slaughter’s eye for aspect and fact is unequalled. . . . I’d stick to her anywhere.”—Gillian Flynn
“Cop city proves Karin Slaughter is certainly one of America’s top writers. . . . She pulls her readers right into a twisted story of poser and retains them involved from begin to finish.”—The Huffington Post
“Stunning . . . Karin Slaughter breaks new floor with this riveting tale. if you happen to haven’t but learn her, this can be the moment.”—Michael Connelly
“Compulsively readable . . . may have your center 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 Nineteen Seventies. . . . successful leads, the unfashionable atmosphere, 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 previous enthusiasts of her huge, immense talent.”—Library magazine (starred review)
“Evocative writing . . . remarkable characters . . . with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a riveting plot . . . Slaughter’s first stand-alone publication is a knockout.”—RT e-book Reviews