Advance reader reviews of The Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark.

The Look of Love

A Piper Donovan Mystery

By Mary Jane Clark

The Look of Love
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2012,
    320 pages.

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  • Gail L. (Maitland, FL)


    The Look of Love
    Unfortunately I was very disappointed with this book. It was too fluffy, disjointed, and the chapters were too short. It was hard to follow the story because Mary Jane Clark jumped around so much with the characters. Definitely not a book I would recommend to anyone to read and wouldn't be interested in reading any more books by this author.
  • Carol C. (Troy, NY)


    The Look of Love
    Arriving just before the pre-Halloween snowstorm here in the Northeast, this easy-going mystery was a pleasant way to set aside the premature winter outside the window. The plot, if not horribly original, held my interest. The killer wasn't too difficult to figure out, but there were enough red herrings to make you wonder if your guess was correct. My biggest issue relates to sentence and chapter length - both very short, which didn't seem to fit the otherwise "cozy" genre of the book.
  • Barbara K. (Brooklyn, NY)


    The Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark
    This pleasant, fast paced, nicely detailed book was a 'quick read' that offered a view into the world of spas, Hollywood, plastic surgery, a monastery and the art of baking. There was also a mystery to solve and clues were interspersed throughout. The characters were realistic, especially the relationships between fathers and daughters. There is also an emphasis on how some women view their appearances in often unrealistic ways, giving the reader something to think about.
    Baking details, plus a recipe are an added bonus.
    This story flowed so smoothly that reading it was a 'mini vacation.' I would recommend it as a fun, escape novel.
  • Georgette I. (Oxford, GA)


    The Look of Love
    I can only hope that the other novels by Mary Jane Clark are better than her latest, "The Look of Love." The book is not very well written and feels choppy due to the short chapters. (Some are only a page long) The story line is adolescent and predictable. I found myself skimming the last few chapters just to get finished.
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