Wendy Kyle took secrets to her grave— now, Clare Carlson is digging them up

New York City has no shortage of crime, making for a busy schedule for TV newswoman Clare Carlson. But not all crimes are created equal, and when an explosive planted in a car detonates and kills a woman, Clare knows it’ll be a huge story for her.

But it’s not only about the story— Clare also wants justice for the victim, Wendy Kyle. Wendy had sparked controversy as an NYPD officer, ultimately getting kicked off the force after making sexual harassment allegations and getting into a physical altercation with her boss. Then, she started a private investigations business, catering to women who suspected their husbands of cheating. Undoubtedly, Wendy had angered many people with her work, so the list of her suspected murderers is seemingly endless.

Despite the daunting investigation, Clare dives in headfirst. As she digs deeper, she attracts the attention of many rich and powerful people who will stop at nothing to keep her from breaking the truth about the death of Wendy Kyle— and exposing their personal secrets that Wendy took to her grave.

R.G. Belsky is an author of crime fiction and a journalist in New York City. His new suspense thriller, BEYOND THE HEADLINES, was published by Oceanview in 2021. It is the fourth in a series of books featuring Clare Carlson, a TV journalist in New York City. The first Clare Carlson book, YESTERDAY’S NEWS, was published in 2018; BELOW THE FOLD in 2019; AND THE LAST SCOOP in 2020. Belsky is also the author of the Gil Malloy series for Atria, about a New York City tabloid newspaper reporter. That series includes THE KENNEDY CONNECTION (2014), SHOOTING FOR THE STARS (2015) and BLONDE ICE (2016). Belsky is a former metropolitan editor of the New York Post, managing editor of the New York Daily News, news editor of Star magazine and – most recently – was managing editor for news at He is currently a contributing editor to The Big Thrill magazine. His previous suspense novels include PLAYING DEAD and LOVERBOY.

You can tell this is a very talented author from the first page, an ex-policewoman being blown up, this is not going to be simple and this keeps you reading all night! Nothing is as it seems so Clare keeps digging and then finds herself in more trouble. Who are the good guys in this story, well you will have to read it all to find out. I really enjoyed this story and highly recommend it, so get it on your Christmas list.

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