Yesterday's News by R.G. Belsky
Book 1: Clare Carlson Mystery Series
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
Format: Paperback - 352 pages
Kindle - 2106 KB
Nook - 2 MB
ISBN: 978-1608092819ASIN: B07BJC5NV3
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author/publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest book review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.
A classic cold case reopened—along with Pandora’s box ...
When eleven-year-old Lucy Devlin disappeared on her way to school more than a decade ago, it became one of the most famous missing child cases in history.
The story turned reporter Clare Carlson into a media superstar overnight. Clare broke exclusive after exclusive. She had unprecedented access to the Devlin family as she wrote about the heartbreaking search for their young daughter. She later won a Pulitzer Prize for her extraordinary coverage of the case.
Now Clare once again plunges back into this sensational story. With new evidence, new victims and new suspects – too many suspects. Everyone from members of a motorcycle gang to a prominent politician running for a US Senate seat seem to have secrets they’re hiding about what might have happened to Lucy Devlin. But Clare has her own secrets too. And, in order to untangle the truth about Lucy Devlin, she must finally confront her own torturous past.
My Book Review:
In Yesterday's News, author R.G. Belsky weaves a riveting mystery tale that easily draws the reader in as New York Channel 10 News Director Clare Carlson revisits the missing child cold case of eleven-year-old Lucy Devlin on the fifteenth anniversary of her disappearance.
The story begins with the disappearance of eleven-year-old Lucy Devlin on her way to school in Manhattan. Clare Carlson was a reporter for the New York Tribune at that time, and she won a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the disappearance. But with little evidence, Lucy's disappearance became a cold case until fifteen years later when her mother Anne Devlin receives an email with new information and possible leads on the case. Anne is dying from lung cancer and has little time left, and her last hope is to find out what happened to Lucy before she dies and she needs Clare's help. Clare embarks on an investigative journey and a race against time to find the answers for this heartbroken dying mother.
As Clare delves into the investigation she finds that there are more questions than answers, a growing list of suspects, deeply buried secrets, and her own dark past that comes to the surface. So what happened to Lucy fifteen years ago? Is she alive and somewhere out there in the world, or is she just another dead missing child cold case statistic that is yesterday's news?
Yesterday's News is a captivating and gritty mystery tale that is rich in detail and vivid descriptions. It has enough intriguing and suspenseful twists and turns that leaves the reader with no other option than to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. As a diehard fan of mystery tales, I must admit that this story exceeded my expectations. The dark intensity and complexity of the cold case and Clare's investigation kept me thoroughly riveted and so engrossed as Clare tried to put all the pieces of the puzzle together.
With a complex and realistic cast of characters, the author does a phenomenal job of transporting the reader into this fast-paced white-knuckle storyline. The thrilling cat-n-mouse game engages the reader to guess what actually happened to Lucy and who was responsible for her disappearance, but the jaw-dropping surprise ending will leave the reader completely speechless. It just doesn't get any better than this!
Yesterday's News is one heck of an adrenaline rush that is a must-read for the true diehard mystery junkies!
RATING: 5 STARS
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