4 Jul 2021

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Book Review / Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

 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?



Published:     17th June 2014
Publisher:  Cornerstone
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned




Having read Pieces of Her by this author a little while ago and loved the writing style and loved that story, I knew that I just had to pick up another of her novels.  Honestly, I just picked one at random and this was the one I decided to go for.  

This book was so addictive I found it hard to put down!  We are following Kate who has started her first day on the police force and she's about to learn some hard lessons from both the outside world and from those inside the police force.  This story is based back in the 1970s so you have a lot of sexism in the police force, which Kate also has to combat.  There's also a serial killer on the loose who appears to be a cop killer.  Although I don't think it is Kate's case, because her brother is involved she tries to find out the truth about what is going on.  

So addictive and fast paced, I loved every minute.  Its not often that I get surprised by a book, but this novel certainly has a few twists and turns that I genuinely didn't see coming!