Yesterday's News

Yesterday's News

by R. G. Belsky


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ISBN-13: 9781608092819
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Series: Clare Carlson Mystery Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 818,244
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

R. G. Belsky is an author of crime fiction and a journalist in New York City. He is the former Vice President at NBC Local Digital News, Managing Editor of the NY Daily News , News Editor of Star magazine, and Metropolitan Editor of the New York Post. Most recently, he was Managing Editor of NBC News. Belsky’s crime novels reflect his extensive media background in newspapers, magazines, and TV/digital news. His previous novels include the award-winning Gil Malloy mystery series. Yesterday’s News is the first in a new series featuring Clare Carlson, the hard-driving and tenacious news director for Channel 10. Yesterday’s News (previously titled Forget Me Not ) is the recipient of the Claymore Award. Belsky resides in New York City.

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Yesterday's News 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Mahuenga 9 months ago
Haunting and fast-paced, this book will have you gripping the arms of your comfy chair or screaming into your pillow. The subject matter is tough, yet treated with sensitivity. The book is classified as a mystery, but this reader would categorize it more in the slipstream genre - every plot point and character is something that could exist in real life, but the combination of events that make up this story would defy statistics. The writer can ignore convention because there is no convention. The book is an entertaining and satisfying read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. A real page turner!
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Eleven year old Lucy Devlin disappears and there is no trace of where she goes. Clare Carlson is a reporter that seems to get all the exclusives from the family. She wins a Pulitzer for her work but little Lucy is never found. Clare’s life moves on and it is now fifteen years later as she manages television news. Lucy’s mother comes out with more information on Lucy’s disappearance but she will only talk to Clare and then reveals that she is dying of cancer. The new leads take Clare to a motor cycle gang that Lucy’s father was part of at the time of her disappearance. She also finds a potential connection to a man running for the US Senate. But then some of Clare’s own secrets are going to be coming out too. This story has lots of twists and turns and things happening that will keep you guessing about what really happened to Lucy. Just when I would think I had an idea of where the story was going to go then something happens and you are off in another direction. This is a great story that will suck you in and leave you wanting to know more. There are a lot of things happening and it will keep you on the edge of your seat. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting, that's all.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring and repetitive.
stevelegrice More than 1 year ago
R.G.Belsky is a master of page-turning, twisting-and-snaking storytelling. I was a big fan of his Gil Malloy series, especially The Kennedy Connection, but he has really stepped it up in his latest book, Yesterday's News. His new protagonist is former newspaper reporter turned TV news executive Clare Carlson, who finds herself drawn into a 15-year-old missing child case. Lucy Devlin was 11 when she disappeared and the case had long since gone cold with everyone, except the child's mother, accepting the seemingly inevitable. Then a new clue emerges...Carlson had won Page One fame with her coverage of the case 15 years earlier and now she becomes obsessed with following the new leads. Belsky masterfully pulls you into a hall of mirrors where nothing is quite what it seems. This is not a book you can walk away from mid-story as each chapter leaves you anxiously asking: What now? And the only way you'll see the ending coming is if you cheat and start from the back! Belsky knows the news business better than almost anyone, with a distinguished career at New York's finest tabloids. And he brings his knowledge of real investigative reporting into his crime fiction, which gives it hands-on authenticity. If you love well-plotted crime fiction laced with quick-witted dialogue this is a must read.
sarah53121 More than 1 year ago
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Yesterday's News by R. G. Belsky that I read and reviewed. This book was pretty good overall. It did start off a bit slow but the action did pick up and it was full of twist and turns and a number of surprises. I am giving Yesterday's News four out of five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you guessing throughout the whole story.