My Little Eye – Stephanie Marland (@crimethrillgirl)


My Little Eye was published by Trapeze on 2 November 2017

Can a group of true crime addicts take on the police to catch a serial killer?


A young woman is found dead in her bedroom surrounded by rose petals – the latest victim of ‘The Lover’. Struggling under the weight of an internal investigation, DI Dominic Bell is no closer to discovering the identity of the killer and time is running out.

As the murders escalate, Clementine Starke joins an online true crime group determined to take justice in their own hands – to catch the killer before the police. Hiding a dark secret, she takes greater risks to find new evidence and infiltrate the group.

As Starke and Bell get closer to cracking the case neither of them realise they’re being watched. The killer is closer to them than they think, and he has his next victim – Clementine – firmly in his sights.

Also by Stephanie Marland (writing as Steph Broadribb)

Deep Down Dead – Steph Broadribb

The Last Resort – short story – Steph Broadribb

My thoughts

My Little Eye is the latest from up and coming crime writer Steph Broadribb. This time, Broadribb is writing as Stephanie Marland, to hide her identity. But we know who she is! Marland brings a fresh and engaging approach to the police procedural, at this start of a brand new series.

The story will resonate with any television crime news addict. Let’s face it we all follow crime stories as they play out in the news media. We all judge people on their body language and tone of voice. We all think we can read between the lines. We watch. We decide. Guilty or not guilty. Cleverly Marland exploits our trial by media mentality. She gives us plenty to think about. How easy it is to take fascination to extremes and forget that real lives are being devastated.

The beauty of My Little Eye is the creativity Marland brings to the serial killer thriller. Marland introduces a small group of nerds, who are determined to get to the truth. They move away from the safety of the internet to tracking down clues and interviewing witnesses. They are all hiding behind cool internet identities. Within this team, Clementine Starke is lurking. Starke; Phd student and researcher into crime. A woman of mystery. At the other end of the spectrum, DI Dominic Bell and his murder squad is hunting the killer. Bell is a man who is slowly running out of time. The Lover is escalating in terms of terror and frequency. Who will be the first to crack the case?

Oh yes! I loved this. It was a scary visit into the mind of the true crime obsessive. I am left wanting more, especially of Clementine. As I have said before Stephanie Marland/Steph Broadribb is an author to watch out for. Recommended.




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Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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