Cop Town – Karin Slaughter


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?

My opinion

I absolutely love Karin Slaughter’s books and enjoy them every time I read them. But with ‘Cop town’, not so much. I’m not sure if it was the period it was set in or maybe the story was too slow for me, but I really struggled to get through this book. I read it during a readathon but have put it aside as I was going too slow.

In the end I finished the book as I wanted to know how it ended, and it wasn’t all that bad, but it took some effort. After buying a whole bunch of Karin Slaughter books recently, I was really in the mood for a Karin Slaughter readathon, but for now it’s postponed.

Man, I was really bummed out that ‘Cop town’ was so slow. Normally I try to see the good in books, and the ending really was a surprise, but nope, this isn’t one of my favorite Karin Slaughter books.


Maybe it was the time period ‘Cop town’ was set or maybe it was the fact that there wasn’t much happening, but this really isn’t one of my favorite Karin Slaughter books. I’ve struggled so much whilst reading this. The ending makes up for a lot, but it wasn’t enough.


Cop Town by Karin Slaughter
Published by Cornerstone
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780099571384

You can buy the book at Book Depository here.

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