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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,561 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick Narrator: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lake and March Series Release Date: April 2002 ISBN: 9780736697880
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In this most entrancing tale of mystery and romance by the New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick, lovers and partners-in-crime investigators Lavinia Lake and Tobias March continue their exciting newfound relationship, with its delicious mix of risky business, rising passion, and now—murder.

As if a head for business and a nose for trouble aren’t enough to distinguish fiercely independent Lavinia Lake from the other women of London’s fashionable Claremont Lane, there is one more feature to set her apart. Lavinia is also well versed in the practice of mesmerism, an extraordinary gift that far surpasses mere charm and physical appeal. Nobody knows this better than the usually coolheaded Tobias March, who seems to have fallen hopelessly under her spell. Fortunately for all, however, Lavinia uses her powers for good. And ever since a tragedy involving one of her subjects, she has even retired them in favor of her work with Lake and March, a joint venture providing “discreet private inquiries for individuals of quality.” Celeste Hudson, the stunningly beautiful young wife of a family friend and fellow mesmerist, would surely count herself among such individuals—were she still alive, that is. While mythology’s Medusa could turn men to stone, lovely Celeste was more accustomed to turning them to jelly. In fact, unbeknownst to her husband, Howard, the ambitious Celeste was planning to use her talents to forge a new future in society—one that would not include him. Sadly, her plans were cut short when she was murdered. Only a gentleman’s cravat wound around her lovely neck remained for evidence—small compensation for the strange and priceless bracelet that may have been snatched from her wrist as she drew her last breath.

As a result, Lake and March are soon in Howard Hudson’s employ on the trail of the killer. But Tobias is convinced the dashing widower is more interested in tracking down the missing relic. If so, Howard is not alone. Any number of ruthless types are after the very same antiquity, whose centerpiece is an unusual blue cameo of inestimable value and supposed legendary powers—powers of immeasurable worth to anyone in Howard’s line of work.

Together, Lake and March undertake a tantalizing investigation that leads them from the glittering ballrooms of the ton to London’s seediest taverns to a mesmerist whose therapies include treating ladies suffering from “hysteria” is a a most unconventional method—and, not least of all, to the darkest reaches of men’s psyches. Along the way, Don’t Look Back becomes a completely mesmerizing read as the irrepressible Lavinia and Tobias mix business with pleasure…

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Quotes & Awards

  • I had a wonderful time reading [Don't Look Back]....What fun, what fun, what fun! This action-packed tale, brimming with witty characters, vivid historical detail, and tautly woven intrigue kept me guessing until the very end. I loved the book and can't wait to brag to my mother that I've already read the latest AMANDA QUICK. Lisa Gardner
  • AMANDA QUICK delivers a heady and satisfying mix of romance and suspense. Nobody does it better! Kay Hooper
  • Everything AMANDA QUICK writes is an instant classic. I love this author! Iris Johansen
  • If you start an AMANDA QUICK book in the late afternoon, you’ll probably spend the night with it. The Denver Post
  • “A witty, gripping, ABSOLUTELY MUST-READ for those who love mystery with a passion. Elizabeth Lowell

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn Harris | 2/20/2014

    " Excellent second book in the March/Lake trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/31/2014

    " There are certain elements that just demand 4 stars. Lots of grins as I have been reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ~Sara~ | 1/26/2014

    " As much as I love Amanda Quick, the repetitive, tedious quarrelling of the two main characters in this novel got on my nerves at times and reduced my enjoyment of it. I hope the third is better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 1/23/2014

    " It's Good...I just love this couple! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/12/2014

    " Love Amanda Quick books, she has a way with Historical fiction. I almost feel like I'm reading a Sherlock Holmes book but spiced up with a bit of romance. Not your typical fare. March/Lake series is excellent for this because the strength is in the mysteries they solve. Though many of Amanda Quick novels usually have a heavy element of mystery included. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brinda | 1/10/2014

    " Good mystery. Lavinia and Tobias make a great couple. I also love Emmaline and Antony. I will read the next book to find out more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginny | 12/24/2013

    " Stilted dialog. Boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 11/19/2013

    " Una historia de misterio, amor, y sobre todo un poco de paranormal (hipnosis). Me encanto la historia de amor entre Tobias y Lavinia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlin | 10/10/2013

    " Delightful historical mystery/romance. Although I haven't read the first book about Lavinia and Tobias, this book easily stood on its own. Can't wait to read #1 and #3 in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 WiLoveBooks | 10/9/2013

    " Good mystery. Lavinia and Tobias make a great couple. I also love Emmaline and Antony. I will read the next book to find out more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clifford | 8/27/2013

    " The two main characters stand out in this novel and this being the second in a series of Mrs. Lake & Mr. March now I'll read book one. They are set in their characterization and yet they are lovers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirl | 7/4/2013

    " I love Victorian mysteries/romance stories. This story was good reading. Hard to put the book down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harriet | 5/17/2013

    " Cute installment of the Lavinia and Tobias investigative and personal relationship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa | 5/16/2013

    " Very funny - I laughed out loud many times! Love the characters. My favorite of the 3 books in the Lavinia Lake series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/1/2013

    " it was a good mystery romance. I liked the play between the male and female caritors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/6/2013

    " Didn't enjoy as much as the first in the series but it was still fun and I will still read the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lora Offord | 8/24/2012

    " a fun read. murder mystery, love story type thing. just fun for an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 8/22/2012

    " Love Tobias and Lavinia. Anthony and Emeline too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Titis Wardhana | 5/22/2012

    " pasangan detektif yang berantem terus, tapi ya Tobias memang genius seh... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette Meier | 3/2/2012

    " A great #2 in this series! Good mystery, great location and wonderful characters. No disrespect to Josephine Baker as the narrator (audio book), but I really preferred Barbara Rosenblat's narration in the first story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 R R | 10/21/2011

    " Pretty thin, interesting characters and a little soft porn, guess that's what qualifies as a romantic novel. Probably won't read any more of these. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary G. | 9/18/2011

    " More fluffy fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lora | 6/12/2011

    " a fun read. murder mystery, love story type thing. just fun for an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ?MarieJane? | 3/3/2011

    " Una historia de misterio, amor, y sobre todo un poco de paranormal (hipnosis). Me encanto la historia de amor entre Tobias y Lavinia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 2/28/2011

    " There are certain elements that just demand 4 stars. Lots of grins as I have been reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 R | 7/25/2010

    " Pretty thin, interesting characters and a little soft porn, guess that's what qualifies as a romantic novel. Probably won't read any more of these. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 5/28/2010

    " Didn't enjoy as much as the first in the series but it was still fun and I will still read the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/24/2010

    " Not a big fan of the Lake/Marsh characters--which is rare for me, as I generally like all of Quick's protagonists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ~Sara~ | 1/28/2010

    " As much as I love Amanda Quick, the repetitive, tedious quarrelling of the two main characters in this novel got on my nerves at times and reduced my enjoyment of it. I hope the third is better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clifford | 10/22/2009

    " The two main characters stand out in this novel and this being the second in a series of Mrs. Lake & Mr. March now I'll read book one. They are set in their characterization and yet they are lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/27/2007

    " it was a good mystery romance. I liked the play between the male and female caritors. "

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About the Author
Author Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz’s acclaimed New York Times betstsellers include Light in Shadow, Smoke in Mirrors, Lost and Found, Soft Focus, Eye of the Beholder, Flash, and Grand Passion. She writes contemporary romantic suspense novels under her own name, futuristic novels as Jayne Castle, and historical romance novels under the pseudonym Amanda Quick. She holds a degree in library science from San Jose State University and previously worked as a librarian at Duke University.

About the Narrator

Josephine Bailey’s impeccable narrations include the British classics Jane Eyre and The Secret Garden. She has also used her subtly nuanced style to enliven historical fiction and light romances. She has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.