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Acid Row by Minette Walters
  

Acid Row

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A gritty tale from the queen of psychological thrillers. Hard hitting social issues meet a tight plot with bags of suspense when an housing estate unleashes its hatred on a suspected paedophile. All of the characters are complex, believable and brilliantly depicted, even those on the margins of the story. She's in a league of her own.

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Synopsis

Acid Row by Minette Walters

Acid Row. The name the beleaguered inhabitants give to their 'sink' estate.

A no-man's land of single mothers and fatherless children - where angry, alienated youth controls the streets. Into this battleground comes Sophie Morrison, a young doctor visiting a patient in Acid Row. Little does she know that she is entering the home of a known paedophile . . . and with reports circulating that a tormented child called Amy has disappeared, the vigilantes are out in force. Soon Sophie is trapped at the centre of a terrifying siege, with a man she has come to despise. Whipped to a frenzy by unsubstantiated rumour, the mob unleashes its hatred.

Against authority . . . the law . . . and the 'pervert'. 'Protecting Amy' becomes the catch-all defence for the terrible events that follow. And if murder is part of it, then so be it. BUT IS AMY REALLY MISSING?

About the Author

Minette Walters

Minette Walters is one of England’s best-selling crime writers. She is the author of twelve novels, winning the CWA John Creasey Award for the The Ice House, the Edgar Allan Poe Award in America for The Sculptress and two CWA Gold Daggers for The Scold’s Bridle and Fox Evil. She lives in Dorset with her husband and has been translated into thirty-six languages.

Her fascination with the dark side of the human psyche began when she read Grimm’s Fairy Tales at seven years old. Her favourite characters were wicked stepmothers whose evil deeds led to their inevitable doom. She likes to shock her readers by exploring the underbelly of so-called respectable society, writing compellingly realistic novels with a claustrophobic edge. When her characters turn on each other, it’s with a vengeance.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th May 2012

Author

Minette Walters

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback (a Format)
352 pages
Interest Age: From To 100

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781447207955

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