Minette Walters is a natural storyteller and has a reputation for writing tightly plotted, cleverly woven, gritty suspense thrillers. She has a keen eye for creating believable characters, a gift for dazzling detail, and a knack for creating interesting maze-like plots. ACID ROW, her newest contribution to the genre, is one of her best.
Acid Row is the nickname for a housing project, known as Bassindale Estates, in a small suburb of London. The population is comprised mostly of single mothers with small children; elderly pensioners, alone, afraid, and waiting to die; and the drug dealers who have made this conclave a very dangerous place.