By Minette Walters
Acid Row is a crime-infested housing venture that exists through its personal legislation. while information comes baby has been abducted, the disappointment and anger that has been seething at the streets of Acid Row is ignited. And nobody should be secure.
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Patsy had come to the door a fact borne out by Patsy herself saying she hadn't seen Amy for days and wanted to know where she was. Kimberley had told her to 'fuck off' because it was none of her business. "Amy doesn't like you any more," she'd told the child, giggling when Patsy burst into tears and ran away. "Jesus, Amy's a sad little bitch," she'd told Barry on her return to the sitting-room. "I bet she's skulking in a hole somewhere so she can pretend she's got friends. No wonder she's so bloody skinny.
That's the reason you and Kimberley are heavy? She put sarcastic stress on the words. "And of course you can help it. If you used some energy to clear up once in a while you'd have some excuse she pointed an angry finger at the dirty plates 'but you stuff your faces all day, then waddle away from the trough as if some servant is going to clear up after you. " She had promised herself she wouldn't do this. Criticism was corrosive, eating away at self-esteem and ravaging trust. In rare moments of accord between her and her husband distant memories now Martin had claimed it was a disease.
There was also confusion about how and when they arrived, as no one remembered seeing a pantechnicon in the street. A rumour spread that the police had escorted them there at dead of night along with their furniture, but old Mrs. Carthew at number 9, who sat at her window all day, said they came in a van on a Monday morning and helped the driver unload it themselves. No one believed her because her bad- days outweighed her good days, and it seemed unlikely that she was lucid enough to know it was a Monday or even remember the event afterwards.
Acid Row by Minette Walters