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Cop Town

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Very thought-provoking and suspenseful. I was on the edge of my

Very thought-provoking and suspenseful. I was on the edge of my seat.

posted by Wada_Wada on June 24, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Everyone has that handful of authors ... the ones that are a sur

Everyone has that handful of authors ... the ones that are a sure thing. You know if you pick up one of their novels that you're in for a great read and you don't give it a second thought. Karin Slaughter is one of those authors for me. My mom branched out one time and ...
Everyone has that handful of authors ... the ones that are a sure thing. You know if you pick up one of their novels that you're in for a great read and you don't give it a second thought. Karin Slaughter is one of those authors for me. My mom branched out one time and read one of her novels and then when she suggested it to me, I was hooked. I used to be one of those readers who stuck to the basics: James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, John Grisham, and Stephen King. These four authors were in my circle of trust and I NEVER read outside the circle. I was too afraid that if I picked up another author, I will have wasted my time on a bad book. I was foolish. All of those reading years, wasted on safe authors!! Well, Slaughter was really my first time betraying my circle. It was so worth it. Karin Slaughter is amazing. Her Grant County series is one of my all-time favorites. She has such a way with words and it completely draws you in. I have re-read that series alone probably ten times and I enjoyed what I've read of the Will Trent series also.

Which makes what I'm about to say so much more difficult. I didn't like this one at all. I tried connecting with Cop Town and it just didn't happen. It was well written, don't get me wrong. But it failed to grab me like all of her other novels. Maybe it was because it was set in the 70's and that decade is just completely foreign to me. That sounds weird since I was born in 1980 but I've had similar issues with reading other novels from that time period.

First of all, it wasn't a bad book. It was just as well written as her previous novels. It was just as well edited, thought out and researched. I found it kind entirely too easy to put down. Cop Town just didn't blow my skirt up. And I wanted to love this book. Who am I kidding, when I saw that Slaughter had a new novel out, it was like my unborn child ... I loved it before I had seen it. But the stork dropped this baby in an ugly tree before it reached its destination.

Remember, this is just my take on it ... you'll probably love it like most of the people who have read it so far. It's highly rated and a ton of authors that I love have really enjoyed it. So I'm probably out of my mind and temporarily delusional ... so give it a shot and prove me wrong!

posted by LilMissBookmark on June 27, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Good story line but........

    The book was an ok read and probably would have been more to my liking except for the extreme violence to women. It just was over the top.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Great read! Lay down your beach towel!

    An insightful look into Atlanta in the '60's, mixed with suspense and a cast of people who touched your heart-not always in a good way. A great way to enjoy summer by the pool or at the beach, and be grateful to return to 2014! Get yourself a copy!

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  • Posted July 19, 2014

    Not as good as her usual books

    I am such a fan of Karin Slaughter that I preordered two "Cop Town"s by accident. Unfortunately, the story left me rather cold. It's fairly obvious that Karin didn't live through the early 70s because she felt she had to mention the songs, TV shows, fashions, etc. from that era. It detracted from the story, in my opinion. And the story was full of "discoveries" of the era, such as letting women become cops in Atlanta and the huge disgust over gays. Now I have never lived in Atlanta, but where I lived, there was never this much distaste for a different life style, so I couldn't relate to much that was going on. I hope she returns to writing about Will Trent and his pals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    So so

    It was ok but not that good

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    Posted July 19, 2014

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    Posted August 30, 2014

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    Posted June 14, 2014

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