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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Jane Clark Narrator: Thérèse Plummer Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wedding Cake Mysteries Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9780062116208
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“One of the most talented story tellers around.”
Associated Press

“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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “She understands how to hang onto her audience. Her characters are the sorts with whom many readers identify.”

    USA Today

  • “A multilayered plot filled with murder, a taste of jealousy, and a healthy dose of madness and mistaken identity is frosted liberally with a rich confection of humor and romantic suspense.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Clark fans will enjoy the short chapters, interconnected plotlines, and multiple points of view, all of which keep the pages turning.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 2/18/2014

    " Once again, Piper Donovan, actress and cake baker, is chosen to prepare a wedding cake for an ill fated bride. Jillian is beautiful, engaged to a handsome doctor, and running her father's spa with great efficiency. But she has many enemies, and one has already made an attempt on her life. Piper's family in New Jersey (and her would-be beau, FBI agent Jack, in New York) are reluctant to let her go to California to bake the cake, but the warm weather and possible acting jobs beckon, and soon Piper is deeply enmeshed in the problems surrounding the wedding. Many short chapters from different points of view make this a fast, though choppy, read, but the characters didn't come alive for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katelin | 2/7/2014

    " This book was good, but not my favorite. Really engaging. I love how she does what Mary Higgins Clark does with the different chapters. Amazing writing and style. I didn't really like the guy from the spa...but I guess we don't really like all characters in any book, now do we? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 1/21/2014

    " I liked the first Piper Donovan book, but I liked this one even more! Short chapters for each character's point-of-view, a good, fast-paced mystery, and kept me guessing! I love books that give you lots of suspects but don't give the "who" away so easily. I will continue reading this series! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cindy Handelsman | 1/6/2014

    " Really do not care for this new series - glad this was a library book :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 1/5/2014

    " I like Mary Jane Clark. Her short chapters and likeable characters make for a quick and fun read. I even enjoy the recipe at the end of the book. This is the second Piper Donovan book, however, there was no further character development. I feel that with each book, I should learn a little something more about the main characters. In this story the characters were flat. The Look of Love is quick read and enjoyable it its own way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 12/23/2013

    " A light, fun, mystery. This is a great summer read that doesn't cause you to think too much! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 11/29/2013

    " I like Mary Jane Clark, and the book was a really quick read, but I was disappointed. It didn't have the charm of the first one, or the interaction between Piper and Jack. Piper pretty much didn't have much to do with the mystery at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 8/8/2013

    " This was the second book in the Piper Donavan mysteries. I really enjoyed reading this book. It held my interest and I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. I loved the ending.I hope there will be another book in the series.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 5/12/2013

    " This Piper Donovan novel takes place in an exclusive spa in LA. Piper is there to bake a wedding cake - her second ever. Same unusual characters, with interesting twists and turns. Overall, I enjoyed this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 1/1/2013

    " Quick read - the one/two page chapters really worked for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 11/7/2012

    " I enjoyed reading this mystery. It didn't take long and was very light. Not as complicated as some other mysteries, but had a good twist "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melonie Hill | 8/10/2012

    " Couldn't put it down. Loved it!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Zimmer | 3/5/2012

    " It was a good, unpredictable mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Flood | 1/16/2012

    " Really liked it...super fast read & entertaining. 2nd in the series. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Jane Clark

Mary Jane Clark worked at CBS News for nearly three decades. Her twelve KEY News media thrillers were inspired by that experience. Envisioning the Piper Donovan/Wedding Cake mystery series, Mary Jane enrolled in cake-decorating classes and researched unique wedding locations. The daughter of an FBI agent and a mother who customized cakes for the neighborhood kids when she was growing up, Mary Jane has two grown children and splits her time between New Jersey and Florida.

About the Narrator

Thérèse Plummer is an actor, award-winning voice-over artist, and counselor. She is a four-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audio narration. She has appeared in a variety of television and film roles, and, as counselor for adolescents, she spent five years using drama therapy techniques in individual and group settings.