Monday, February 6, 2012

THE LOOK OF LOVE by Mary Jane Clark

    “The offer seemed too good to be true.  Round trip airfare to Los Angeles and an all-expenses-paid stay at  one of the most luxurious spas in the country.  But there was a catch.....”

    Actually, more than a catch.  Well, you know what they say - if something seems too good to be true it usually isn’t.  But the heroine of the second Piper Donovan mystery didn’t have murder in mind.  In exchange for the trip and spa stay all Piper was asked to do was create a unique wedding cake for the upcoming nuptials of Jillian Abernathy, the spa’s director.  Easy.  However, almost as soon as Piper arrives there is a murder.

    Jillian is one of those golden girls - her father, Vernon, is a famous plastic surgeon, and her fiancé, a psychiatrist, adores her.  She has always led a privileged life, but why would anyone want to kill her?  She had postponed her wedding once before when her housekeeper opened a door only to have acid thrown in her face.  Jillian knew the acid had been meant for her.  But by whom and why?

    Piper knew about the acid attack but didn’t believe there was anything to worry about until she arrived.  Once there she found an absolutely gorgeous setting, attractive guests - but what did all this beauty hide?

    Those who like a good mystery without attendant gory details will be happy with The Look Of Love.

    - Gail Cooke

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