COP TOWN                                                      KARIN SLAUGHTER
Posted:  June 20, 2014

Cop Town Karin Slaughter, author of the New York Times bestselling 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 city’s police department, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the job will also be her last. She’s determined to defy her privileged background by making her own way—wearing 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. It’s 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 isn’t the only woman on the force who’s 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 city’s darkest heart.
Relentlessly paced, acutely observed, wickedly funny, and often heartbreaking, Cop Town is Karin Slaughter’s most powerful novel yet—a tour de force of storytelling from our foremost master of character, atmosphere, and suspense.

Cop Town, is a story that is taking place in the 70s in Atlanta. The characters are fictional but after a while you forget and start to wonder if these really are people that you may have known at one time or another. The story focuses on Maggie Lawson and her family. They are a cop family and the city is in the mist of someone killing cops, so far five. This story is mostly from her point and a new female cop starting named Kate, as the book goes along you get each ones back story plus you get to fell what it must have felt like when females were starting in any police force and what they were up against at the job, streets, and home, oh I forgot each other also. Another thing I liked about this book is if toy were like me and can still remember the 70s, the author really brings you back to that area and all of the ling go and the description of clothing, music, cars, just so much this really made the story feel real. She also brings out the sights, sounds, and smells of not only the streets but also of the police station and the jail. If you have worked in any of these she really brings you back to that place at least for me. There really is a different smell. Working in law enforcement she really grab the friendships and working conditions of the officers, also the conflicts that they may have had as well. Over all I thought this was a very outstanding story and I don’t want to give away anything, so I hope you take the time to read this book. I got this book from net galley.

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