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don't look at all....
on 14 February 2003
Being kind, one might refer to this pale work as amusing or divertying...dull, boring, a yawner - if being accurate...ripoff if one wants to make a point.
This is the follow up to the so so Slightly Shady of last year.
All I can say this was this was a big waste of money! And the Quick name is all that will sell this book.
Lavenia Lake and Tobias March partnership-affair was sort of left up in midair at the end of the dullish Slightly Shady, so I had hopes things would pick up in this one. Not so. It takes nearly 100 pages before the pace even begins to move. There is barely a mystery, barely a romance....GRRRRRRRRRRR
After the delightful Summer in Eclipse Bay, JAK seemed back in fit form. So I was really looking forward to this one. But this is about as far from Summer as you can get. There is no sparkling repartee, no romance, at times all the leads do is act silly and argue. What action is there is comes straight for the 'dark and storming night' trite writing.
If you must read this, wait until paperback because this one is definitely NOT worth the price of hardback.
This is a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT to JAK/AQ fans. ...
Sorry, Don't Look Back should have never been published as a hardback, and would have been much better titled Don'T Look!!!!!
I love her writing, but this has to be in a three way tie for her worst book.
...Your fans deserve better than this