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Acid Row by Minette Walters
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Nov 06, 10

Read from November 03 to 06, 2010

Ms. Walters continues to push the boundaries with her suspense fiction. This book shows what can happen when feelings run hot and people unite in a common goal. In this case the goal is misguided and cramped living quarters, xenophobic people and individuals cranked up on meth and other drugs is a recipe for disaster. I found this book very difficult to get through because it is as raw as it can get. There are definitely some gems here, and the biggest one is big, black Jimmy James who seems to almost single-handedly defuse a powder keg situation. His live-in pregnant partner Melanie is also another little jewel in the seamy cesspool in these council estates, so aptly named Acid Row. These are the things that helped me get through this book. Even though I didn't enjoy the setting or the happenings during this huge uncontrolled riot, Ms. Walters kept up the tension throughout and kept me turning pages.
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