Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cop town

Cop TownCop Town by Karin Slaughter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I have read and followed the Will Trent series and when I saw that Ms. Slaughter wrote a standalone novel I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
This book is a 1970’s crime thriller based in Atlanta, where racism is high and white men are the powerful.

The mystery of the book is someone is killing cops, but whom?
We are introduce to two you patrol officers, who happen to be women, which a few and far between back then. Maggie Lawson and Kate murphy are trying to make it in a man’s world. Maggie who is 23 comes from a family of policeman. Maggie brother and partner where targeted by “the shooter” the only exception is that Maggie’s brother survived. Kate is an upper class and educated woman, she is also a Vietnam war widow. It seems the only reason she joined the force is to prove that she can do something meaningful with her life.

Maggie desperately wants to help find the shooter by the men on the force are quick to say no. So she enlists the help of a new rookie, Kate, and her old mentor, Gail who is quick in giving her advice on how to survive in the police force.

I think the big question for the book is what happens to Maggie and Kate, not who the killer is.

Buy the book you won’t be disappointed.

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