The Look of Love
After great success in To Have and To Kill, Piper Donovan is back starring as the soap star/cake decorator/amateur sleuth in her second Wedding Cake Mystery, The Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark, that is sure to be a smash. And just like a piece of cake, it’s impossible to put down. Clark delivers another fast-paced page-turner that keeps you wondering whodunit while intermittently getting lost in love and laughs with the adorable gumshoe.
Piper Donovan accepts when the owner of Elysium, an exclusive spa and plastic surgery center, offers her an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to create a dazzling and unique wedding cake. The job also offers Piper the time and distance she needs to sort out her feelings for handsome FBI agent Jack Lombardi.
The ultra-luxurious spa caters to the rich and famous in need of a little “refreshing” — a nip here, a tuck there, a little Botox, a little detox. Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, Elysium seems picture-perfect: the grounds, the staff, even the guests. But no sooner does Piper arrive than a guest is brutally murdered in one of the private bungalows. Someone, it seems, wants to make sure Elysium’s beautiful director, Jillian Abernathy, never gets to walk down the aisle. Piper soon discovers that beneath the glamorous surface of this idyllic oasis lies an ugly truth-and a cold-blooded plan for murder.