Wednesday, 6 August 2014

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Cop Town - Karin Slaughter

Release Date: 17/07/14
Publisher:  Century


Atlanta, 1974. 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?


Ah, Karin Slaughter, a real guilty pleasure and an author that I just love to spend time with, yet whilst I love spending time in the more modern times of her tale, with this release we’re treated to a story set in the seventies that brings two female cops together to solve a crime. Whilst many readers may think that this is the story that will be a type of Cagney and Lacey sort of story it’s completely different as she’s brought the prejudices and fears of 70’s America to the fore leaving our heroines out not only in the cold with the criminals but their own colleagues as well.

It’s definitely a book that I loved as the storyline not only worked extremely well but also brought together cracking dialogue, top notch prose and of course characters that you really want to spend time with as they feel so real. It’s a great piece of writing and whilst this is currently a standalone, I hope it won’t be for long as these two ladies deserve a series all to themselves. Great stuff.

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