The Missing Activist by Louise Burfitt-Dons confronts a threat that exposes not just the Tories and Westminster but all of the UK
Reader appetite for girl crime books is greater than ever. While 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.
“When I stood for Parliament, I saw for myself how party headquarters cynically used mind games and dirty tricks to manipulate candidate competition and rein in activists,” says Burftt-Dons.
These are at the heart of a 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.
“I also wanted to show how groups can be so inward looking that they’re often out of touch with what’s happening on the outside.”