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Author shares behind the scenes of politics in British crime thriller

Louise Burftt-Dons author of the Missing Activist

Louise Burfitt-Dons author of the Missing Activist

The Missing Activist by Louise Burfitt-Dons confronts a threat that exposes not just the Tories and Westminster but all of the UK.

It’s easy in the era of Facebook groups and Twitter to live in a bubble.”
— Louise Burfitt-Dons
LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 28, 2018 / -- Reader appetite for girl crime books is greater than ever. While the demand has continued for titles like "The Girl on the Train" (February 2015), a new market for behind the scenes political behavior and intrigue such as "The President Is Missing” has been largely unfilled by female authors. "The Missing Activist" with its many plot twists and red herrings promises to lead a new subgenre in the development of the female-driven thriller market.

• Format: Paperback and ebook
• Genre: Thriller/mystery/political
• Paperback: 418 pages
• Publisher: New Century
• ISBN-10: 0953852296
• ISBN-13: 978-0953852291
• Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 8”
• eBook: 434 pages
• Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Playster, com, Audible, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Bibliotheca, Overdrive
• Availability: Bookshops and Libraries.
• Wholesale Distributor Ingram Spark

From the Author:
When I was standing for Parliament in 2015, I learned for myself how party headquarters cynically used mind games and dirty tricks to manipulate candidate competition and also rein in activists. These are at the heart of my chilling scenario. The Missing Activist is the story of a 21-year-old who goes missing in London after reporting he’s been bullied by members of the party and the challenge of a Private Investigator Karen Andersen to find out what’s happened to him. In my novel, I wanted also to show how groups can be so inward looking that they are often out of touch with what’s happening on the outside. It’s easy in the era of Facebook groups and Twitter to live in a bubble. My book also explores the bipolar mind of a female Jihadi, shopping in Harrods one day and infiltrating classrooms to recruit terrorist brides the next.

About the Author:
Burfitt-Dons drew on her real-life experience as a former conservative party candidate in the 2015 General Election to write The Missing Activist. She lives in London, where the novel is primarily set. Having founded and run an anti-bullying charity for nearly twenty years, she has expertise on tribal bullying and radicalization which she weaves into her complex mystery. She was born in Kuwait, has traveled extensively, and now lives in London where the story is set. A screenwriter, playwright, and journalist, and member of the Crime Writers Association this is her first thriller in novel form.

About the Book
Post-Referendum Britain and a country on high alert for terrorist attacks. When a young political activist goes missing in London, off-the-wall Private Investigator Karen Andersen is called in to find him. While searching, she uncovers secrets of a party system which prizes loyalty above truth, a serial killer and a female Jihadi plotting deadly revenge on the British Government.
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Reviews by Amazon and Goodreads.
Explosive expose. A no-holds-barred expose of dirty tricks in the Tory party, set against a background of violent Islamist jihad and major social change in contemporary Britain. With her personal experience of political campaigning and her involvement in an anti-bullying and other mental health charities, Burfitt-Dons writes with knowledge and conviction. A fast-paced, racy thriller which keeps up the suspense until the final denouement, this is far more than just a page-turner: it is a warning to all of us about just what is at stake, politically, economically and socially, in Brexit Britain. Amazon.

Usually, anything labeled political thriller usually turns me off straight away. But something made me take a second look mostly because I saw the author's done a lot of work on bullying. Maybe the fact it has had a lot of 5-star reviews. Or, it's easy tone. Yes, this is not a heavy book, but a romper. Nor is it political in that it is not about elections or high profile people, but more the grassroots level. That’s unique. A young activist goes missing, not a prime minister or a junior minister, or even an MP. The characters get you in quite quickly. And then you are invested. Oh God. Please find Robin Miller, and quickly. Loved this book. The characters are great and original. There's a complex plot running right through to the very end and it is very well written. Hoping this is part of a series. Definitely worth reading. Goodreads.

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