The two protagonists, Kate Murphy and Maggie Lawson, are two rookie cops totally unprepared for the hostile treatment that they get from their fellow officers.
When an officer is murdered on their first day as partners, theses two women have their work cut out for them. Following impossible leads, facing harassment from those who should have their backs and dealing with hunting a cop killer combine to make our heroines start to doubt everything, including themselves.
The author has a great way of describing places, people and events without using twenty pages to make her point. In other words, she doesn't explain how to build a clock when all we need is the time. It is so difficult to believe the way bigotry was so openly displayed in the 1970s south, but I have had conversations with people who lived in southern towns in that era, and I think this book gives a pretty fair representation.
I also like the way the events are seen through Kate's, Maggie's and the killer's eyes. I find, it makes the story a little more interesting. All in all, I believe Cop Town should be on your summer reading list.
Publisher - Delacorte Press
Date of Publication - June 24, 2014