By Karin Slaughter
NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
Karin Slaughter, writer of the bestselling Will Trent novels, is commonly 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 task can be her final. She’s made up our minds to defy her privileged heritage by way of making her personal way—wearing a badge and wearing a gun. yet for a stunning younger girl, existence could be something yet effortless within the macho international of the Atlanta PD, the place even the feminine police officers have little mercy for novices. It’s additionally the worst day attainable to begin on condition that a liked 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 one lady at the strength who’s feeling the warmth. Maggie Lawson her uncle and brother into the ranks to end up her worthy of their cynical eyes. whilst she and Kate, her new associate, are driven out of the citywide look for a cop killer, their fury, ache, and delight eventually succeed in the boiling aspect. 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 journey de strength of storytelling from our greatest grasp of personality, surroundings, and suspense.
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“Karin Slaughter is just the best mystery writers operating at the present time, and Cop Town shows the writer on the best of her game—relentless pacing, complicated characters, and gritty realism, ready opposed to the backdrop of a urban at the facet. Slaughter’s eye for element and fact is unrivaled. . . . 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 floor with this riveting tale. when you haven’t but learn her, this is often the moment.”—Michael Connelly
“Compulsively readable . . . could 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 Seventies. . . . profitable leads, the unfashionable atmosphere, and a riveting plot make this one in every of Slaughter’s best.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Superb . . . explosive . . . [Cop Town] is certain to win over readers new to Slaughter’s paintings whereas reminding previous lovers of her huge, immense talent.”—Library magazine (starred review)
“Evocative writing . . . outstanding characters . . . with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a riveting plot . . . Slaughter’s first stand-alone publication is a knockout.”—RT booklet Reviews