“One of the most talented story tellers around.”
“Clark has perfected the suspense novel…in classic Christie fashion.”
New York Times bestseller Mary Jane Clark introduced readers to professional wedding cake decorator and amateur sleuth Piper Donavan in her acclaimed mystery novel To Have and To Kill. Piper’s back in The Look of Love, on cake creating assignment at a West Coast luxury spa for the wealthy and famous—where nip and tuck and murder are offered in equal measures. Clark really hits her stride with The Look of Love, providing a winning recipe for delectable mystery that combines chills, twists, humor and often very romantic suspense in the bestselling vein of Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark, Faye Kellerman, Elizabeth Lowell, and Jayne Ann Krentz. She even includes scrumptious pastry recipes and fabulous cake design tips.
At the start of Clark s diverting second Piper Donovan cozy (after 2011 s To Have and to Kill), Piper, a New York City cake decorator and aspiring actress, receives an invitation to stay, all-expenses-paid, at Elysium, one of L.A. s most exclusive spas, in exchange for making the wedding cake for the owner s daughter, the beautiful Jillian Abernathy. Alas, Jillian s pending nuptials have not gone well. First, someone disfigures Jillian s maid, mistaking her for her employer. And before the ailing maid can identify her assailant, she s murdered. These unfortunate events, once leaked to the press, tarnish the spa s reputation and reveal the grit behind the glitter. As Jillian s wedding grows near, the attacks continue, drawing closer to the bride. While Piper may make an unlikely detective, she has personality, which is more than can be said of the supporting cast of familiar types (vengeful stepmother, doting oblivious father, etc.).
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Not a bad premise or plot, but the prose is stiff, character development lacking, motivations cloudy. All in all not very engaging story.
Dumbest book ever. Don't waste your time