|Acid Row (2001) [Novel]|
by Minette Walters
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(From the publisher):
Acid Row. The name the beleaguered inhabitants give to the place they live. A no-man's land of single mothers and fatherless children where angry, alienated teenagers control 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 an unsubstantiated rumour, the mob unleashes its hatred. Against authority, the law -- and the "pervert." "Protecting Amy" becomes the catch-all defence for teh terrible events that follow. And if murder is part of it, then so be it...
Original title: Acid Row
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense