It's been a good year for author Karin Slaughter. After writing 14 bestsellers featuring a memorable cast of characters, she delivered a "stand alone," that is, a book with new characters that isn't part of an ongoing series. Called Cop Town, it's set in the 1970s and features Kate Murphy, a new rookie female cop joining the force and desperate to keep her privileged background a secret. Kate is paired with a tough veteran named Maggie Lawson, a blue blood in the only sense that counts to other cops: a blue collar worker from a family of policemen.
Cop Town has been named one of the best books of the year by Amazon. Gillian Flynn says Slaughter is "one of the best thriller writers working today." And Michael Connelly says, "If you haven't read her yet, this is the moment."