My Little Eye (Starke & Bell, #1) by Stephanie Marland

My Little Eye (Starke & Bell, #1)

A rocket-paced thriller for fans of Mark Billingham and Luther. Can a group of true crime addicts take on a struggling police force to catch a serial killer?The thriller with the twists you'll never see coming! Perfect for fans of The Girl in the Ice and The Missing Ones. Can a group of true crime addicts take on the police to catch a serial killer?KISS THE GIRLSA young woman is found dead in her bedroom surrounded by rose petals - the latest vic...

Details My Little Eye (Starke & Bell, #1)

TitleMy Little Eye (Starke & Bell, #1)
Release DateApr 5th, 2018
GenreThriller, Mystery, Crime, Fiction

Reviews My Little Eye (Starke & Bell, #1)

  • Mackenzie - Traveling Sister
    ***3.5 stars***This book is a strong start to a new police procedural series with a twist by Stephanie Marland, who has also published as Stephanie Broadribb. I did a bit of research into this book and it appears to be the beginning of a new series about Stark and Bell, who are our two narrators and lead characters. When I found out that this may be the first in a series, I felt that it was much easier for me to place this book in context of what...
  • Joanne Robertson
    I absolutely love this authors other series that she writes as Steph Broadribb so I was a little worried about this new one written under her pen name of Stephanie Marland. Would it live up to my high  expectations and how would I react to a very different style and genre from one of my favourite writers? Especially as I’ve got a bit jaded with police crime thrillers recently – I now need something extra special to be able to hit my “high...
  • Liz Barnsley
    So it is no secret at all that Stephanie Marland (better known currently as Crime Thriller Girl Steph Broadbribb) is a good friend of mine who I love dearly – and you might think that would mean I’d give her an easy ride but trust me you would be mistaken. If anything I’m a much tougher critic of the people I have come to know well, they have to go some for me to be impressed even slightly.So when I say that “My Little Eye” is a bang on...
  • Christine
    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 th...
  • Sarah
    This is quite a refreshing change to the usual run of the mill crime thrillers. An online vigilante group that make it their mission to catch the killer before the police do. Each member goes under a code name so they don’t know each other identities.Clementine is intrigued by the on line group and the people in it. She isn’t quite sure what she will be able to learn by hanging out around where the latest victim was killed but she is determin...
  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
    4.5 stars.As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.In London, a series of murders have taken place and the killer who’s MO is the same for each and is being referred to as ‘The Lover‘. The police investigation is being led by MIT Detective Dom/Dominic Campbell and his team a...
  • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
    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 in...
  • Tracy Fenton
    This is the first book written by Steph Broadribb under the pen name of Stephanie Marland and is the start of a cracking new series. With a cast of fascinating characters, a twisted serial killer and enough red herrings to keep the most seasoned crime thriller reader on their toes, My Little Eye is fast-paced, gripper of a read.There’s a serial killer loose in London, preying on young woman, killing them in an unspeakable way and the police are...
  • Jacob Collins
    All of my reviews can be found at: https://hookedfrompageoneblog.wordpre...Wow, I was blown away by My Little Eye; I have been looking forward to reading it since I first heard that it was being published and I wasn’t disappointed. Stephanie Marland has created a brilliant cast of characters in her new series and I can’t wait to find out more about them.In My Little Eye we are introduced to Clementine Starke and murder squad detective DI Domi...
  • daisychainbooks
    As a bit of a True-Crime-Podcast fanatic (currently listening to Beyond Reasonable Doubt? – check it out!) I knew that My Little Eye by Stephanie Marland, which follows a group of true crime fanatics as they attempt to hunt down a serial killer known as ‘The Lover,’ was sure to be right up my street. Spoiler alert: I was right. This one is a total page-turner!As someone with a whole lot of secrets and a very dark past, Clementine Starke doe...
  • Thebooktrail
    What a cracking premise for a novel! We all think we're armchair detectives and we do love solving a mystery or two in a book but would you try it for real in the real world and try to beat the police?That's exactly what Clementine does in this novel and gets herself involved in the darker side of the web - where people hide behind aliases and icons to be jury, judge and executioner. Most people might go to extremes on tiwtter comments etc but to...
  • Emma Mitchell
    Full review over at www.emmathelittlebookworm.wordpress.comFirst off, for those of you who don't know, Stephanie Marland is a pen name used by Stephanie Broadribb, author of Deep Down Dead, the first in the Lori Anderson series which is published by Orenda Books. My Little Eye is the first in her new Starke and Bell series which is published by Trapeze Books.OMG! This book is AMAZING!!!Clementine Starke is a recluse. Having spent years hidden awa...
  • Anne
    Whilst My Little Eye is the first book written under the name Stephanie Marland, the author is also known as Steph Broadribb, and her kick-ass bounty hunter featuring Lori Anderson is published by Orenda Books.I always find it interesting to read a book by an author that I'm familiar with, when they are taking a different approach and style to their writing, and whilst My Little Eye is a new direction for this talented author, her superb female c...
  • Jason
    Stephanie Marland is the pen name of Crime Thriller Girl Steph Broadribb, the author of Deep Down Dead featuring her character Lori Anderson.My Little Eye was an edge of your seat book with an interesting premise. Can a group of online true crime fans solve the case of The Lover before the police can? We are introduced to Clementine Starke AKA The Watcher and Detective Dom Bell - both complex characters with pasts that haunt them.I loved this boo...
  • Noelle
    I decided this year that I was going to leave star ratings off my blog – but today I make an exception as this bloody beauty gets #AllTheFrigginStars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and some!Set in London, the reader is pulled into a cyber world where a group of #TrueCrimeGeeks are in a race against the police to catch The Lover – a serial killer whose crimes are escalating – and what a race it is! We are faced with a haunting past, secrets, exposure, anx...
  • michael t longo
    A great read with a different spin. True crime geeks racing with the Police to catch a killer known as the Lover.It keeks you guessing all the way through.
  • Book Lover
    I don't know what I was expecting when I started this book, but it wasn't what I got.It's like parallel stories going on. The police investigating a potential serial killer. A group of true crime fanatics trying to beat the police at solving the crimes. It flips back and forth. It just didn't encourage me to get invested in the characters or the story. It moves so slowly and frankly, I was bored. After reaching the halfway point, I just couldn't ...
  • The Glass House Online Magazine
    I must confess that My Little Eye is a ‘cherry-pop’ for me, as I have not read any of the authors previous work. Stephanie Marland (also known as Steph Broadribb) has well and truly popped the lid off my Pringles with this one. I am already desperate for more. As someone who loves thrillers and crime procedural novels, I am always hesitant to read a book by a new author. Although you have the familiar flutterings similar to when you meet a ne...
  • Robert Scragg
    A killer dubbed “The Lover” strikes again, leaving the Met Police chasing their tails. DI Dominic Bell has enough on his plate, and doesn’t know who he can trust. His previous case, a high profile undercover operation, went badly wrong, and the internal investigation seems intent on looking towards him for blame. Clementine Starke is part of an online group of True-Crime enthusiasts, a group critical of the Met’s handling of the case, and...
  • Patricia
    Good Lord this was good. I mean great. Brilliant. Fabulous.  I'll find the right word eventually but not as many right words as made up this stupendously fricking excellent book. And I was told how great it was. I was forewarned by the wonderful @LaughingGravy71 or is it forearmed? I loved the concept if an internet crime solving group working to solve a crime the police had not been able to. Anyone who is into real crime knows groups like this ...
  • Sophie Bristow Harris
    I was first drawn to "My Little Eye" by Stephanie Marland when I saw the cover. It shows a mystery waiting to be solved.I loved the connection between Clementine Stark (an edgy PHD student) and Dominic (Dom) Bell a Detective Inspector in the London police force.Both are trying to track down a serial killer - the identity of whom I didn't guess until it was literally written on the pages in front of my eyes! An exciting, twisty, well written polic...
  • Katie Pearce
    Really enjoyed, looking forward to second book, this one actually kept me guessing right up until the end
  • Emma
    **Four and a half stars**My Little Eye is the first book in the Starke and Bell series written by Stephanie Marland. Sshhh, don’t tell anyone but Stephanie Marland is actually a pen name for another favourite of mine (that’s author AND blogger), Steph Broadribb! Steph writes the breathtakingly good Lori Anderson series, published by Orenda Books. Writing as Stephanie Marland her latest series, featuring Clementine Starke and Dominic Bell, is ...
  • Mo
    A great start to a new series . A fast paced thriller where the race is on for clementine and co to beat the police at their own game but can they do it ?. I enjoyed this book a lot and look forward to reading more. Thanks to my book club for giving me the opportunity to read
  • Mary Picken
    Well, blow me down with a feather, that @crimethrillergirl has done it again! I loved this book. From its terrific and unusual premise to the taut writing and really tense action packed scenes, Stephanie Marland has created another real winner of a series.D.I. Dominic Bell is our hapless, lovelorn and somewhat stressed out detective. In the midst of an internal investigation into his last case which went badly awry and left his colleague and love...
  • Hobart
    ★★★★1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.--- They say I was dead for three thousand and six seconds. They say that when I woke I was different, but I don’t know if that’s true. What I do know is that my world became a different place once every one of those precious seconds had expired.No matter how gripping the prologue might have been, when those're the first words you get from a character's POV, you...
  • Kanchan Shine
    I was looking for a crime thriller, and the librarian suggested this. It was a winner from page 1, could not put it down and sneaked time to keep reading it. Loved the writing and the thrill. I wish the ending scene could've been slightly more detailed to give a more clear picture of how the final event unfurled.
  • Angela
    The book was ok . Kate starts the night meeting Mart and what happens next is that the cream duvet was covered in flowers . She steps into the room and Mart gives her a drink . Thank you for Netgalley for the ARC
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    This novel has a unique concept on the cat and mouse theme within a detective novel and it works instantly from the opening pages. I love the combination of modern social media and a crime thriller. My Little Eye will have huge appeal to those whom love a modern serial killer thriller. The novel opens with a brutal scene of a young woman and her killer. The killer has set the scene with low-lighting, red wine and music. This lulls his victims int...