Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Beyond The Headlines: Clare Carlson #4 by R. G. Belsky

(Thank you to Oceanview Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

She was a mega-celebrity—he was a billionaire businessman—now he’s dead—she’s in jail

Laurie Bateman was living the American dream. Since her arrival as an infant in the U.S. after the fall of Saigon, the pretty Vietnamese girl had gone on to become a supermodel, a successful actress, and, finally, the wife of one of the country’s top corporate dealmakers. That dream has now turned into a nightmare when she is arrested for the murder of her wealthy husband.

New York City TV journalist Clare Carlson does an emotional jailhouse interview in which Bateman proclaims her innocence—and becomes a cause celebre for women’s rights groups around the country.

At first sympathetic, then increasingly suspicious of Laurie Bateman and her story, Clare delves into a baffling mystery which has roots extending back nearly fifty years to the height of the Vietnam War.

Soon, there are more murders, more victims, and more questions as Clare struggles against dire evil forces to break the biggest story of her life.

Beyond the Headlines is perfect for fans of Robert Crais and Harlan Coben

my thoughts:

Beyond the Headlines by R. G. Belsky is the fourth book in his popular Clare Carlson series, and it can be read as a standalone novel (thankfully!). Chock full of twists and turns, 70s history, secrets and reveals, family drama, murder and so much more - this book has it all! I found myself captivated right from the start and would not put the book down for anything! I had to find out what really happened to Bateman's husband and what information Carlson's deep dive into Bateman's history would dig up - talk about being riveted. OMG!

Belsky's writing is great! You can't help but get caught up in the chaotic lives of his characters and find yourself questioning their motives along the way. And the story lines - so much DRAMA! Beyond The Headlines makes for such an entertaining and thrilling read. I loved every second I spent with this book!

I would happily recommend Beyond The Headlines to fans of Belsky and to anyone looking for their next great read - check it out!

Thank you to Oceanview Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book!

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