Below The Fold by R.G. Belsky
Book 2: Clare Carlson Mystery Series
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
Format: Paperback - 320 pages
Kindle - 3813 KB
Nook - 4 MB
ISBN: 978-1608093243ASIN: B07NCB6QHH
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Buy The Series: A Clare Carlson Mystery Series
Book 1: Yesterday's News
Book 2: Below The Fold
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.
Every human life is supposed to be important. Everyone should matter. But that’s not the case in the cutthroat TV news-rating world where Clare Carlson works. Sex, money, and power sell. Only murder victims of the right social strata are considered worth covering. Not the murder of a “nobody.”
So, when the battered body of a homeless woman named Dora Gayle is found on the streets of New York City, her murder barely gets a mention in the media. But Clare―a TV news director who still has a reporter’s instincts―decides to dig deeper into the seemingly meaningless death. She uncovers mysterious links between Gayle and a number of wealthy and influential figures. There is a prominent female defense attorney; a scandal-ridden ex-congressman; a decorated NYPD detective; and―most shocking of all―a wealthy media mogul who owns the TV station where Clare works. Soon there are more murders, more victims, more questions. As the bodies pile up, Clare realizes that her job, her career, and maybe even her life are at stake as she chases after her biggest story ever.
My Book Review:
In Below The Fold, the second book in the Clare Carlson Mystery Series, author R.G. Belsky weaves a riveting mystery tale that easily draws the reader in as New York Channel 10 News Director Clare Carlson investigates the connection between two murder cases that involve high profile New Yorkers.
The story begins with the "below the fold" (news that do not get top play on the front page or TV coverage) murder case of fifty-four year old homeless woman Dora Gayle. Clare wants to find out the real story behind the sad and tragic life of the homeless woman who called herself Cinderella. While Clare is digging into Dora's past, thirty-three year old stockbroker Grace Mancuso was found beaten to death in her Upper East Side apartment. Grace's murder is top news because the murderer left a note mentioning four high profile New Yorkers and homeless woman Dora Gayle! Clare is determined to find the connection between the two murdered women and the other four people. Could they be next on the murderer's hit list, or could one of them possibly be the murderer?
As Clare delves into the investigation she finds that there are more questions than answers, a growing list of suspects, deeply buried secrets, and the intertwining of Clare's personal and professional lives and her dark past that continues to come to the surface.
Below The Fold 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 complexity of the two murder cases and Clare's investigation kept me thoroughly riveted and so engrossed, I couldn't help but try and guess the identity of the murderer as Clare tries 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 follow Clare's investigation as she tries to establish the connection between the high profile New Yorkers with Dora and Grace, and who was responsible for their deaths. The jaw-dropping surprise ending will leave the reader completely speechless. It just doesn't get any better than this!
Below The Fold 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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