By Karin Slaughter
NEW YORK occasions 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 promises 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 activity can also be her final. She’s made up our minds to defy her privileged historical past via making her personal way—wearing a badge and sporting a gun. yet for a stunning younger lady, lifestyles can be something yet effortless within the macho global of the Atlanta PD, the place even the feminine police officers have little mercy for newbies. 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 town is at the fringe of war.
Kate isn’t the one 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 associate, are driven out of the citywide look for a cop killer, their fury, discomfort, and delight ultimately achieve the boiling element. With a killer poised to strike back, they'll 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 infrequently heartbreaking, Cop Town is Karin Slaughter’s strongest novel yet—a travel de strength of storytelling from our leading 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 most sensible of her game—relentless pacing, advanced characters, and gritty realism, prepared opposed to the backdrop of a urban at the side. Slaughter’s eye for element and fact is unequalled. . . . I’d keep on with her anywhere.”—Gillian Flynn
“Cop city proves Karin Slaughter is one in all America’s most sensible 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 flooring with this riveting tale. for those who haven’t but learn her, this is often 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 robust, plausible characters.”—Associated Press
“Slaughter graphically exposes the rampant racism, homophobia, and misogyny of cop tradition within the Nineteen Seventies. . . . successful leads, the unfashionable surroundings, and a riveting plot make this one in all 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 . . . awesome characters . . . with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a riveting plot . . . Slaughter’s first stand-alone publication is a knockout.”—RT booklet Reviews