About the book:
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 to 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.
About the author:
Stephanie Marland has worked in the University sector for over ten years and published research on how people interact and learn together in virtual environments online. She’s an alumni of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and an avid reader of all things crime fiction, blogging about books at http://www.crimethrillergirl.com. Steph also writes the Lori Anderson action thriller series (as Steph Broadribb) for Orenda Books.
When the body of a young woman is found surrounded by rose petals in her room, DI Dominic Bell is tasked with finding the culprit, nicknamed “The Lover” due to their creation of a romantic scene around the victim.
Parallel to this, Clementine Starke joins an online true crime club, and they are convinced they can find The Lover and bring them to justice before the police. Angry at the ineptitude of the investigation, the online group become information vigilantes, infiltrating scenes to see what information they can glean.
Both Starke and Bell make progress on their respective investigations, but neither of them seem to realise they have attracted the attention of the killer. These actions unwittingly put them at the forefront of the action, and could have devastating implications for all involved.
My Little Eye is a really good crime thriller. It will satisfy the appetite of armchair sleuths and crime aficionados alike, as it places the reader in the middle of everything. The pace, action and plot are gripping, and I enjoyed the ride.
Recommended for sure!
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