But there was something to his manner, something vaguely unsettling. She hesitated about replying and he raised his cigarette, turning his head to take a puff of it, twisting his mouth out of its smile to direct away the smoke; but still holding her gaze with those lively blue eyes of his.
Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests
I started this book today and so far it’s shaping up to be a good one. It feels sort of Gothic, with its big house and talk of flames that could destroy it as well as the mysterious tension (above), although I believe it’s historical fiction.
Teaser Tuesday is a book meme hosted at A Daily Rhythm