London, 1981. As race riots erupt, Prince Charles and Lady Diana prepare to marry & New Romantics dance, an identity-shifting serial killer is operating in plain sight. But no-one has realised except Detective Inspector Anna Leeding, who has secrets of her own…
Don’t You Want Me? is a novel for fans of twists, thrillers, history, music, and popular culture.
Richard Easter, author of The General Theory Of Haunting & The Gentle Art Of Forgetting turns his perspective-and-time-bending literary style to the serial killer genre with Don’t You Want Me?
Amid the cultural and social upheaval of 1981, D.I. Leeding suspects apparent accidents and suicides could be subtle acts of revenge, and strange blue charcoal messages may be the key to something bigger and deadlier.
But in this cat-and-mouse story of vengeance, no-one is quite what they seem, and in 1981, when the New Romantics played with image, first appearances can be deceptive.
1981 was not so removed from today, with a highly divisive celebrity President, and race protests filling the streets. A time when gender and sexual identity were openly questioned, and the far right clashed with the far left. There was an existential threat; today, climate change and Covid-19, in 1981, we hoarded food and prepared for when either the U.S or Russian leader pushed the nuclear button.
So to everyone who was there and those for whom this is their first time, Don’t You Want Me? welcomes you to 1981. It was a hell of a year. (Don’t You Want Me? was released 27th November 2020, the same day The Human League’s hit of the same name was released in ’81.)
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