Stalkers: True stories of deadly obsessions (Dark Webs True Crime #3) by Eileen Ormsby

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Deluded narcissists. Obsessed fans. Sinister internet trolls. Stalkers who turned deadly

A young Hollywood starlet enjoys rising fame on a smash-hit sitcom, unaware that her greatest fan is an unhinged teenager hell-bent on meeting his crush... until she films a love scene and his adoration turns into a quest to see her punished.

A bookworm teenager is brutally attacked by a vengeful author after she gives him a scathing review. She could never have known that his book was a fictionalised confession of years of pathological stalking of a young woman whose mistake was to smile at him.

A 15-year-old boy is surprised when MI6 approaches him online with a direct order from the Queen to work as a spy. His exciting new life takes a deadly turn when his girlfriend is kidnapped and he is ordered to kill his best friend

A woman is surprised by men turning up on her doorstep expecting to take part in a rape fantasy - one they believed she posted on Craigslist

Dark Webs Book 3 takes you into the twisted world of stalkers and the devastating impact their obsessions can have on their victims

5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Stalkers is the third book in the Dark Webs series and, trust me, it beggars belief. It reads like it is straight out of Hollywood, the scene of the first telling of stalker behaviour. In here, we have two stories from America and two from the U.K. They are all horrible in their own way and yet show how easy it is, if you are that way inclined, to become a stalker.

The book itself is well-written with each story almost have a fiction-like quality to it. There are facts and figures, police reports, and verdicts given though, just to prove this actually happened. They will all twist your mind but the Craigslist one is just unbelievable! I felt sorry for all the 'victims' in this book but, mostly, I feel sorry for 'Mark'.

This is the first book by this author I have read but it will not be the last. If you like #TrueCrime then this is one I definitely recommend you don't miss.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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Eileen Ormsby is a lawyer, author, and freelance journalist based in Melbourne. Her first book, Silk Road was the world's first in-depth expose of the black markets that operate on the dark web. Since then, she has gone on to write another five true-crime books, including The Darkest Web, which has led to her being sought out as both consultant and 'talking head' on numerous documentaries, news reports, and podcasts.

Eileen's gonzo-style investigations have led her deep into the secretive corners of the dark web where drugs and weapons dealers, hackers, hitmen and worse ply their trade. Many of these dark web interactions turned into real-world relationships, entanglements, hack attempts on her computer and even death threats from the dark web's most successful hitman network as she researched her second book The Darkest Web.

Eileen is one of most frequent contributors of scripts for the Casefile True Crime podcast and has written several books that encompass extended versions of the stories she researched and wrote for Casefile.

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