Acid Row

Acid Row

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
A writer of unquestioned talent and power, Minette Walters has electrified readers around the globe with her fiercely compelling and utterly riveting thrillers that have earned her comparisons to Ruth Rendell and P. D. James. In Acid Row, she takes us to a place that is all the more frightening because it is so real.

Acid Row. The name beleaguered inhabitants give their crime-riddled, decaying housing project. It's a no-man's land of single mothers and fatherless children, where angry, alienated youths control the streets.

Into this battleground comes Sophie Morrison, a young doctor visiting a patient there-and unaware that she is entering the home of a known pedophile. With reports circulating that a child has disappeared into this bedlam, the vigilantes are out in force. Sophie is trapped at the center of this terrifying siege, wth a man who can and will harm her . . . and the mob is out for blood.

Baker & Taylor
Visiting a crime-riddled housing project, unaware that a known pedophile lives there, Sophie Morrison learns that a child has gone missing and that the project's vigilantes are out in force, trapping Sophie with a man who is intent on hurting her.

Blackwell North Amer
Acid Row. The name beleaguered residents give their crime-ridden, decaying housing project. In this no-man's-land of single mothers and fatherless children, angry, alienated youths control the streets.
Into this battleground comes Sophie Morrison, a young doctor visiting a patient there - and unaware that she is entering the home of a known pedophile. With reports circulating that a child has disappeared in this bedlam, the vigilantes are out in force. Sophie is trapped at the center of this terrifying siege, with a man who can and will harm her . . . and the mob is out for blood.

Baker
& Taylor

Visiting a crime-riddled, decaying housing project, unaware that a known pedophile lives there, doctor Sophie Morrison learns that a child has gone missing and that the project's bloodthirsty vigilantes are out in force, trapping Sophie with a man who is intent on hurting her. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2002
ISBN: 9780399148620
0399148620
Branch Call Number: F WAL
Characteristics: 339 p. : map ; 24 cm

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4catsdogs
Aug 03, 2015

A tedious, boring book. Far too long. Ridiculous situations like a door being set on fire with petrol and burning so slowly that the people upstairs have about an hour's worth of dialogue and activity.
Not to mention high drama with violence going on and people suddenly lapsing into philosophical conversations.
Extreme violence which is not necessary for the storyline.

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quailz
Apr 23, 2013

This author uses extremely vulgar language through out her books.

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loudem
Aug 04, 2011

This book is way too long for what it has to say. Too much superfluous details. All this for a pedophile. And these guys on the barricades are very tame for what they want to due, set the street aflame (which never happens). And the kidnap is, again, all about nothing. If not, again, about a "pedophile". There are a lot of words here, a lot of detours, and meandering situations. Still a good read. But she could have tighten the action, eliminate the slow moving dialogue and keep it under 250 pages.

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