Good Morning everyone and today this is one of 2 reviews I’m posting for blog tours! This one is called ‘The Missing Activist’ by Louise Burfitt-Donns and is based on some very modern day issues! This book completely surprised me and it was one of those that made me want to keep reading instead of going to sleep at night! So enjoy the review guys!
Post-Referendum Britain and a country on high alert for terrorist attacks.
When a young political activist disappears in London, an off-the-wall PI Karen Andersen is put on the case. She uncovers secrets of a party system which prizes loyalty above truth, a serial killer and a female Jihadi plotting deadly revenge on theBritish Government.
“A behind-the-scenes twisty political thriller and bullying story of poignancy and compassion. The author has had experience of both having been anational candidate during the 2015 General Election as well as the founder of an anti-bullying charity during the scandal which rocked the Tories after the tragic death of ayoung activist later that year.” LBC
If you were a fan of Lisbeth Salander, you will love her British counterpart Karen Andersen.
So I’ve decided not to explain the story line for this review as I normally would, for a couple of reasons, it’s quite complex, with a lot going on, and I truly believe it’s one you need to read and find out what unfolds for yourself!
BUT do let me tell you this! It is AMAZING! Now I’m not hugely in to politics, I have the basic education you receive in this country so I am not the most intelligent person around! So the fact this book is based hugely on politics and parties and a number of in-depth subjects could deter people like me from reading it! But don’t let it!
I learnt a lot about how political parties work behind the scenes that you see on the TV, it’s easy to understand and follow and let me tell you this…. it is FULL of action!
I love how this book touches on so many incredibly important but also extremely controversial subjects within our modern day lives including : radicalism, terrorism, cyber bullying, suicide, feminism, false rape claims, marital rape, murder, corruption, cover ups and more! It’s so diverse and covers such a huge variety of subjects that I just loved it!
I enjoyed how intense the story is and how complex it is as well! It really drew me in and I became very invested quite quickly!
Each of the characters suited their rolls within the book and the best bit of all for me were the HUGE twists! It becomes very action packed at the end and I found myself reading as quick as possible to find Out what was going to happen!
I found this book very current, relevant, exciting, educating, important, shocking and it kept me up at night wanting to read more! Therefore I just HAVE to give it :
5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️, so deserving! I’m still shocked I enjoyed something so heavily political and I really enjoyed discussing this book with my husband! I think it’s actually a really important read to give you more insight to all the subjects that are discussed in the book!
I totally recommend this book and can’t wait to start on ‘The Killing of the Cherrywood MP’.
About the Author:
Louise Burfitt-Dons was first introduced to the idea of writing conspiracy fiction on meeting Ian Fleming when he visited her birth country of Kuwait in 1960 and befriended her father. Fast forward forty years to her founding the children’s charity Act Against Bullying in 2000. This had her advising police on the manipulation and cover up tactics of young people, girl gangs and junior cyber stalkers. She believes these are the same devices used by political parties, spies and crooks. They form the background to her thriller stories.
Her first novel (June 5th 2018) The MissingActivist (New Century) was the first in a series starring off the wall P I Karen Andersen. The plot was inspired by her experiences as a Parliamentary candidate in the UK General Election of 2015. Sequel The Killing of the Cherrywood MP was published on March 18th 2020. She is currently working on book three in the Karen Andersen series.
Louise is also a screenwriter who has worked with producers in the UK and the US. Recent films screened on TV include Mother of All Secrets (2018), The Ex Next Door (2019, LifeTime) and Fame at a Deadly Cost (LifeTime 2020). Not all her work has a dark tone. She loves British comedy and wrote the rom-com Christmas in the Highlands (2019) for Triventure Productions which has also made it on to the international television circuits.
She now lives in Chiswick, West London with her ex-pilot husband Donald. She has two grown up daughters and a seven-month year old granddaughter Dempsie Lee Williams.
How to contact the Author:
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/louiseburfittdons/
So as you can tell this book surprised me and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I read it super fast as I couldn’t put it down and it just kept me guessing! I loved the story and I hope you enjoy it to!
Thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with a copy of this book for an honest review and to Sarah at BOTBS for giving me the opportunity to take part in this amazing tour!
Finally keep your eyes peeled as I’m on tour for the next book called ‘The Killing of the Cherrywood MP’ and after reading this book I cannot wait!
See you a little later guys for review number 2 of the day!
Lynne – The Book Reviewing Mum