Saturday, July 19, 2014

Book Review: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Cop TownCop Town by Karin Slaughter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow,  this book was intense, took me a few chapters to get into it, but totally captivating.
What I liked about this book was how it was done at a time women weren't welcome into the working force, especially jobs that were totally male dominating, and also the fact you can't be "different" you need to be in the "good ole boys" network. I am amazed that women made it through and paved the way for women workers today.

This book was an awesome read, the story kept me fascinated all the way through and I didn't know who did it, till the writer wanted the reader to know, Great book, well worth the time reading it.

I did receive this book from Net-Galley for an honest opinion.

What The book is about, from

Karin Slaughter, author of the 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.

Praise for Cop Town
“Sly . . . compulsively readable . . . [one of] the summer’s best thrillers.”O: The Oprah Magazine
“Intense . . . engrossing . . . evocative . . . [Karin Slaughter’s] first stand-alone novel [has] a gritty, action-packed plot and strong, believable characters.”—Associated Press
“Slaughter graphically exposes the rampant racism, homophobia, and misogyny of cop culture in the 1970s. . . . Winning leads, the retro setting, and a riveting plot make this one of Slaughter’s best.”Booklist (starred review)
“Superb . . . explosive . . . [Cop Town] is sure to win over readers new to Slaughter’s work while reminding old fans of her enormous talent.”Library Journal (starred review)
“Evocative writing . . . amazing characters . . . with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a riveting plot . . . Slaughter’s first stand-alone book is a knockout.”RT Book Reviews
“Scintillating . . . Slaughter does her usual fine job of exploring intriguingly troubled characters.”Publishers Weekly
“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
“Stunning . . . Karin Slaughter breaks new ground with this riveting story. Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled among thriller writers and if you haven’t yet read her, this is the moment.”—Michael Connelly

From the Hardcover edition.

Want to purchase the book:

Cop Town: A Novel

Other books by Karin Slaughter:

Triptych (Will Trent Book 1)
Fractured (Will Trent Book 2)

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