As a brutal killing and a furious manhunt rock the city, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the police force will also be her last. For life is anything but easy in the male-dominated world of the Atlanta Police Department, where even the other female cops have little mercy for the new girl. Kate isn't the only woman on the force who is finding things tough. Maggie Lawson followed her uncle and brother into the ranks to prove her worth in their cynical eyes. When Maggie and Kate become partners, and are sidelined in the search for the city's cop killer, their fury, pain, and pride finally reach boiling point. With the killer poised to strike again, will Kate and Maggie have the courage to pursue their own line of investigation? And are they prepared to risk everything as they venture into the city's darkest heart?
|Publication date:||18th June 2015|
|Publisher:||Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Slaughter’s first non-series novel boasts an epic panoply of an entire town and police force riven by hatred and mistrust. In Atlanta in 1974, a savage murder is followed by a major manhunt and tyro cop Kate Murphy wonders if she’ll survive her first day on the job. This is a male-dominated world, and female officers are not taken seriously. Furious when they are sidelined in the hunt for the killer, Kate and her new partner, Maggie, decide to follow their own agenda – with (inevitably) dangerous and unpredictable results.
'Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today, and Cop Town shows the author at the top of her game - 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.'
- Gillian Flynn, author of GONE GIRL
'Much more than a thriller ... Karin Slaughter's unforgettable female characters, and stunning evocation of time and place, make Cop Town one of the most powerful and moving reads of recent memory ... A masterpiece.'
- Kathryn Stockett, author of THE HELP
'Stunning ... In Karin Slaughter's first stand-alone novel, she breaks new ground with this riveting story of two young police officers trying to stop a serial killer targeting cops. Her characters, plot and pacing are unrivaled among thriller writers and if you haven't yet read her, this is the moment.'
'Vivid, gritty and taut, this terrific whodunit keeps you guessing.'
'Karin Slaughter has long been comfortably ahead of the pack in the field of powerful and disturbing crime fiction but Cop Town shows a broadening of reach: it is a more ambitious novel than any she has previously written. Her achievement here is such that many fans will be happy to see her continuing to devote her attention to similar standalone novels.'
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 40 million copies sold across the globe, her novels have all been Sunday Times bestsellers. Slaughter lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. Her standalone novel Pieces of Her is now a Netflix series, and the Grant County and Will Trent series are in development for television. www.karinslaughter.com Author photo © Alison Rosa The Silent Wife is the 20th book by Karin ...More About Karin Slaughter