Karin Slaughter, acclaimed author of the New York Times bestselling Will Trent novels and founder of the “Save the Libraries” Project, now delivers her first stand-alone novel, COP TOWN.
Atlanta, 1974. It’s Kate Murphy’s first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Kate soon learns that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, she’s partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind—a strategy meant to isolate both from the action. But the move will backfire, putting them right at the heart of it.
Relentlessly paced, acutely observed, wickedly funny, and often heartbreaking, Cop Town is a tour de force of storytelling, atmosphere, and suspense.
Advance Praise for COP TOWN:
“Winning leads, the retro setting, and a riveting plot make this one of Slaughter’s best . . . sure to win her many new fans.”
–Booklist (starred review)
“Relentless pacing, complex characters, and gritty realism, all set against the backdrop of a city on the edge. Slaughter’s eye for detail and truth is unmatched. . . . I’d follow her anywhere.”
“[Slaughter’s] characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled among thriller writers and if you haven’t yet read her, this is the moment.”
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