Sunday, July 6, 2014

Book Review-Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Cop Town
By:  Karin Slaughter
Publisher:  Random House Publishing Group-Bantam Dell
Publish Date:  June 24, 2014

Setting:  Atlanta 1974…A time of unrest and when women were not well accepted on the police force.
Socialite Kate Murphy was determined to defy her background and  make her own way by becoming a cop.  However her first day on the job leaves her feeling bruised and inadequate to deal with not only the macho world of the Atlanta PD, but also with unacceptance by the female officers. 
Atlanta at this time is rocked by a cop killer which sends the police department into a tailspin.  They are out to get blood and avenge the deaths of their fellow officers.  Kate partners up with Maggie Lawson, whose uncle and brother are also cops and feels she too must prove her worth.  Determined to be more than meter-maids these two get to work investigating the latest cop murder and during their investigation uncover deep corruption within the Atlanta PD.

MS Slaughter does it again with a riveting storyline.  The twists and turns of this dramatic mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages.  I am not sure exactly how I feel about her infiltration of gays into the police department…but that is something each person who reads this book will have to determine for themselves.   I would not recommend this book if you are opposed to explicit language content.  However if you can look beyond that, and love a good mystery with lots of suspense, I would recommend this book. 

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Random House Publishing Group-Bantam Dell, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are

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