Cop Town, by Karin Slaughter
Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King
Phantom Instinct, by Meg Gardiner
Vertigo 42, by Martha Grimes
Eyes on You, by Kate White
Top Secret Twenty-One, by Janet Evanovich
I am a huge Karin Slaughter fan and really enjoyed Criminal, which tracks back into a crime from 1975 and the original team who worked that case. Now in Cop Town, Slaughter goes back to mid-1970s Atlanta in her first stand-alone novel. The city is in turmoil, a serial killer is targeting cops, and a divided police force must track him down before any more of their own fall. Slaughter is far and away my favorite crime novelist, and I am eagerly anticipating this new novel. New to her work? Start at the beginning with Blindsighted.
I'm also intrigued by the premise of Stephen King's new novel, Mr. Mercedes. King is a master of horror and regularly pits good against evil in a small-town setting, but never before has he done it like this. In a novel more suspense than horror, he pits retired cop Bill Hodges against a young man who has killed before and vows to do so again, using a Mercedes as his weapon of choice.
I'm back on Thursday with a list of new contemporary fiction for your summer reading enjoyment. In the meantime, happy reading!