Cop Town

A Novel

Slaughter, Karin

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Cop Town
"Atlanta, 1974. It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out for the job as a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt, he'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind (and a brother and uncle already on the force)--a strategy meant to isolate Kate and Maggie from the action. But the move will backfire, putting them right at the heart of it"-- Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9780345547491
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY SLAUGHTER 2014
Characteristics: 402 pages :,map ;,25 cm


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Kate discovers that being a cop is not what she thought it would be in Atlanta,1974. This is a very interesting look at police work in the seventies.

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Nov 21, 2014

Didn't finish this book. Skipped to the back to see ending. Much prefer her other books

Nov 02, 2014

I have to say, this was not one of her better books. If this turns out to be a new series, I would definitely not waste my time reading it. I was very disappointed. I've read all her other books/series and completely enjoyed them, but Cop Town was not a favourite of mine that's for sure!

Oct 08, 2014
  • Debbi_0 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Maybe it was me, but i didn't find it as good as other of he books, if it's a new series I will not be reading it.

Aug 02, 2014
  • debrahutton rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

If you're a fan of the old 87th Precinct mysteries of Ed McBain, this is the book for you! Cop Town is a bit of a departure from Karin Slaughter's other novels. A period piece, this novel follows a cop family in 1970s Atlanta. Full of spicy language a brief sexual situations this book is geared towards more mature readers.

Aug 01, 2014
  • karcoldelharvic5 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Set in the 70's, full of prejudices and unfair treatment of woman, which was unfortunately true of that era

Jul 28, 2014
  • gdifranco rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Karin Slaughter writes another gripping suspense that keeps the reader turning pages late into the night. She gives enough clues to keep the reader on the right track yet not quite ready to solve the mystery. Enjoy this creepy walk through the dysfunction of the Atlanta PD and the pathology of a cold-hearted, prejudiced killer.

Jul 23, 2014
  • nannerl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Distressing but true look at misogyny and racism in the 1970s, both in jobs previously held only by white males, as well as in the family and the general community. While it still exists to some extent, it's now more covert because now it's illegal. A reminder of what we're coming from, and not so long ago.

Jun 28, 2014
  • athena14 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A strong feminist novel, in which women police officers are discriminated against by their male colleagues but stick together.

Apr 23, 2014
  • stephaniedchase rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A solid and enjoyable standalone from the talented Slaughter; without Will Trent, though, some of the great personality and humanity readers have come to expect from her characters is missing.


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