That's my reading of it too. The male characters are nothing but destructive monsters- even Rust. Rust channels his destruction against himself; should he prove the hero and catch the monster at the heart of the mystery, that will be more of a happy accident than because of any positive elements of his character. But he's far more sympathetic than Marty, who is simply a monster. Oh, he's a tiny monster. He's the sort of monster we see exposed in the news, cluck our tongues, and comment on this is why we can't trust cops. Maybe we make excuses for him. He's a little evil in a world overshadowed by a big one.
Contrast that with Maggie- who actively tries to make good decisions. Arguably, her worst mistake was having sex with Rust. Or Beth, who escaped teen prostitution (and has a perfectly reasonable crush on the man who is her hero- or does she? I'm suspicious of her motives).
It's easy to view the show as the worst sort of casual, simple, feminism- men are monsters and women can only succeed by escaping their orbits. With these characters though, that stance isn't wrong- Rust and Marty are terrible people who will drag anyone around them down.
So, no, this is not a show with strong female characters. The show, through its characters, treats women as sources of sex, and as property to be managed and controlled. It seems as if the show is commenting on that fact, that it's lampshading its biases. It may be too generous to say that it's subversive, but it knows what it's doing.