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Yesterday's News

Clare Carlson Mystery
Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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Summary

A classic cold case reopened - along with Pandora's box.

When 11-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. In order to untangle the truth about Lucy Devlin, she must finally confront her own torturous past.

©2018 R. G. Belsky (P)2018 R. G. Belsky

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A buffet of cliches

Reporters dating the politician they are investigating over a murder, explaining the plot to each other, ‘forgetting’ to do research, blah, blah... all the errors of poor writing in this genre were present in the first hour I listened to.

The narration was frankly no better.

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  • Victoria Haugen
  • 19-08-18

WHAT A RIDE! LUCY!

This book was very interesting, and I very much enjoyed listening to this book. Great story, great narration, super interesting and held my interest throughout. Gripping, suspenseful, you'll love it. Wow, what a ride! I definitely recommend it all around, great! :)
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 31-07-18

This has always been my story.

Almost fifteen years before, Clare Carlson had shot to newspaper reporting fame when her investigative articles about a little girl who had gone missing won her a Pulitzer prize despite the child never having been found. Since then she'd moved on, from the New York Times, to T.V. and now, at 45, she was the News programming director. With the 15th anniversary of Lucy Devlin's disappearance fast approaching, the mother claimed new evidence in the form of an email she had received, a sighting of Lucy at a biker convention days after she went missing. Ann had never stopped believing that her daughter was still alive. Now she was, herself, dying she wanted Clare to reopen the case, reminding her of a promise made all those years before to always be there for her.

This reader usually avoids missing children stories, but intrigued by the journalistic approach, this time requested, and was freely gifted a complimentary copy of Yesterday's News, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. It proved to be a book which totally involved and captivated the immagination, with well drawn characterisation, unexpected revelations and coincidences which had to be something more. As this cleverly presented tale unfolds, and the field of discovery widens, it becomes clear that little is as it had seemed all those years before.

Rarely do those much proclaimed twists and turns surprise this reader, but these did, and although, as a whole, the story was improbable, it was so artfully written that it nevertheless carried through with a feeling of confused reality. This was ably reinforced by narrator, Lily Dubuque, whose clear and pleasant voice reads with good intonation and understanding of the text, and with gently defined character voices

My thanks to the rights holder. This mystery, told without undue hystrionics, was complelling and and hard to put down. There are, of course, minor flaws but nothing to stop the enjoyment of the story, it's starling revelations through to the equally ambiguous ending. A great read, highly recommended.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 24-07-18

a wonderfulbook<br />

a great and wonderful story that was written very good and very interesting a very good and nice book the story was fantastic with a good twist I liked it
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  • Rhonda
  • 14-07-18

This book really kept my interest

I enjoyed this story with all it's unexpected plot twists and surprises I didn't see coming. I was sucked into the search for Lucy and all the mystery surrounding her disappearance. I didn't want to stop listening until I found out the truth. Lili Dubuque was good as the narrator. My biggest problem with this story was Clare. I wanted to like her but for me, there wasn't a whole lot about her I could like, respect or identify with. I also didn't find her to be interesting and it seems she has always made poor choices and just continues to do so. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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  • April H.
  • 13-07-18

News in reiew

Yesterday's News Clare Carlson Mystery
: R.G. Belsky

What would a reporter do for a story? This book takes the listener behind the scenes into news reporting kidnapping, murder, and politics. The story twists and turns with so many coincidences that it makes you wonder if it is at all possible. It is an interesting plot. The female protagonist sometimes is likable, and at other times make you want to shake some sense into her.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Lili Dubuque is entertaining.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jeff & Sabrena
  • 29-07-18

A new twist

This is an exciting, suspenseful story with a very surprising twist at the end. Not surprisingly, however, some of the actions and events are unrealistic, such as some of the police procedurals.

Clare Carlson is an interesting character and Lili Dubuque seems a very appropriate narrator to perform this first person story. My only complaint about her performance is that she doesn't make enough destinction between character voices and it's sometimes difficult to determine who is speaking during dialog. Overall, I can recommend giving this a listen.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Dee
  • 15-07-18

Hated Clare. No book two for me.

Clare Carlson was an idiot. A duplicitous, self-serving, why-is-she-the-main-character, idiot. I disliked her almost immediately.

Despite that, I listened to this entire book. The mystery of whatever happened to Lucy Devlin was a good one, even with a cringe-worthy protagonist.

The narrator had a very pleasant voice but she didn't do enough to distinguish her voices. When two women were speaking (which happened often), I had to stop the book several times to figure out who was talking. For a nearly nine hour book, that got bothersome. Additionally, this book was also told from Clare's POV, but it was sometimes hard to tell when Clare was thinking and when she was speaking.

This was an interesting listen and I really liked how it played against the background of a New York City television station. I've noped out of book two though.

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  • Coral Kettner
  • 21-07-18

Worst narrator ever!!

The story was pretty bad but the narrator made everything worse. She was monotone, ran sentences together and just plain awful! Don’t waste your time listening to it!

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