Sleuth Week Review: Don’t Look Back by Josh Lanyon

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Don’t Look Back
Author: Josh Lanyon
Heroes: Michael Griffin and Peter Killian
Genre: M/M Mystery
Length: 98 Pages
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: June 29, 2009
Available at: Amazon & All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: He was chuckling, a deep, sexy sound as he pushed Peter back on the satiny cushions. Was this for real? Was he going to go through with it? Peter blinked up as his tie was unfastened, tossed aside, his shirt unbuttoned, laid wide. The evening breeze — scented of smog and jasmine — felt cool against his overheated skin, like the lightest breath…

Peter Killian, curator at Constantine House in Los Angeles, wakes in the hospital to find himself accused of stealing a tenth century Chinese sculpture. Peter knows he’s not a thief — but that’s all he knows. Why is hot and handsome Detective Mike Griffin so sure he’s guilty — and so hell-bent on seeing Peter arrested?

And why is Peter having these weird dreams about an unseen lover who somehow reminds him uncomfortably of Michael Griffin?


Back to back 4.5-5 Stars reads for me from Josh Lanyon and yet I still hesitate before I commit to one of his books, why? Good question and I think it all springs back to the Adrien English series, and where I am the only person on the planet who didn’t love it. I have got to let that go and realize that there is more to this author than just that series. Susan, let it go…step away and move on. And so I am and I did and I am so grateful too.

I love mysteries and I love gay romance and I love my guys working hard for that HEA. In this novella I get all three and it was so gooood. I guessed the majority of the twists and turns and the final mystery but the story telling was so good I didn’t care. It was so well written that I just kept turning the pages because I wanted to see what would happen next. To me, the ending wasn’t nearly as important as the journey to get there. That rarely happens and lets me know that I had a winner.

I read this in one sitting and so my review will be very vague because it is short and well worth reading on your own. I can’t even give my impression of any of the characters for fear of giving the mystery away. So take my super picky word for it and read this story. You will love it too, guaranteed.

Overall Impression: I loved it

*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published Before 2010, Susan65's Reviews, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Sleuth Week Review: Don’t Look Back by Josh Lanyon

  1. Trish

    i’ll take your word for it. It’s now on my tbr 🙂

  2. Pingback: Sleuth Week Recap! | The Blogger Girls

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