Yesterday's News (Clare Carlson Mystery #1) (Paperback)
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 really might have happened to Lucy Devlin. But Clare has her own secrets. And, in order to untangle the truth about Lucy Devlin, she must finally confront her own torturous past.
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.
“Belsky’s Yesterday’s News elicits all parents’ deepest fear—the disappearance of a child. But this intelligent, gripping novel is about so much more: ambition, secrets, and, most shocking of all, truth. Read it.”
—Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times best-selling author of What You Break
"[Yesterday’s News is an] engrossing mystery ... Belsky puts Clare’s journalistic integrity to a dramatic test in this gut-wrenching tale."
"Belsky's behind-the-headlines story of the story news director Clare Carlson can't let go has enough twists to keep even the best-read fan on their toes. Yesterday's News is a thriller about truth, lies—and how much of each we're willing to live with."
—Lori Rader-Day, Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of The Day I Died
"Taut, fast-paced, and compelling characters make Yesterday’s News a page-turner."
—Mary Burton, New York Times best-selling author of The Last Move
"What a terrific book! A complex and compelling nonstop cat-and-mouse chase—and you're never quite sure which one's the mouse. Even the savviest of readers will be gasping in awe at Belsky's impressive story-telling skills."
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author
“… Belsky’s extensive news-media background allows him to paint behind the scenes of a TV-news set realistically and with a wry sense of humor.”