I received a gifted copy and am providing a review.
This is the first book I have read by Mr. Belsky and my first introduction to Clare Carlson. This is book 5 in The Clare Carlson Mysteries.
Clare Carlson is the news producer for Channel 10 News. Clare has a propensity, as a news reporter, to chase stories … even to her detriment. She has a need to get to the truth of her stories, such is the case with Riley Hunt. It is not a spoiler to say that Riley Hunt was the victim from the get-go of this tale. Clare finds herself also dealing with a huge management change at Channel 10, losing her mentor, who was replaced by Ms. Endicott. It is Ms. Endicott’s job to hike up the ratings for Channel 10 News, so she put Clare on-air once again, and expected her to deal with her duties as news producer as well.
Clare finds herself doing what she loves … chasing the story, asking questions to find out what really happened to Ms. Hunt. She finds herself meeting some interesting characters and stirring up trouble with all her questions. Clare’s friend, Janet, is also always trying to set her up with someone, feeling that Clare needs a relationship which only adds to the personal aspect of Clare’s life. Just when you think you figured out whodunnit - plot twist!
Clare is a three-time divorcee so is not an expert on relationships by any means. She also tends to ignore what is happening in her personal life using her defense mechanisms - humor and burying herself in her work - making her an extremely relatable character. I very much enjoyed reading about her adventures in It’s News To Me. I was quite entertained with the characters in this story, and Clare’s antics.
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