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Security

Stephen Amidon

RRP: £7.99

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843549031

RRP: £6.99

16 June 2016

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786490063

Everything is neat and peaceful in Stoneleigh. Bad things don’t often happen, and when they do, the residents trust the forces of law and order to deal with them efficiently and with minimum fuss. But appearances can be misleading. It takes just one crime – a disturbing allegation of sexual assault – to blast through the veneer of mutual trust, to expose a hotbed of suspicion and paranoia. Suddenly politicians, businessmen, mothers, students and gossips all seem to care less about the truth, than they do about the illusion of personal and public security.

Security is a tense, penetrating and brilliantly observed novel about actual and imagined safety – about public and private life today.

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