The critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling master of suspense delivers her first stand-alone novel, a thrilling tale of crime and struggle set in Atlanta in the mid-1970s. Atlanta, 1974. Its Kate Murphys 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 shes not cut out to be a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she cant handle a gun, and shes rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt, shell 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. Cop Town is an incredibly atmospheric nail-biter from the author the Huffington Post called an exemplary storyteller and one of the great talents of the twenty-first century.
American born author, Karin Slaughter, became an overnight success with her first novel in 2001, Blindsighted. It was an international success, being published in about 30 languages. It made the final cut for the Crime Writer's Association's Dagger Award for best first novel. Slaughter has a total of sixteen novels, and her newest novel, The Kept Woman, was published in 2016.
Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia town, but now resides in big city Atlanta. She is a participant in the DeKalb County "Save the Libraries" program. All of her novels are currently in development for film and television