Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
I wanted to share these few lines with you because they made me pause and wonder. The Murder Code is a thriller, and on the bloody side at that; but a line here and there hints at humanity, even romance.
Occasionally, it drives him to distraction, bu he also knows it is one of the things he would miss most about her if she was gone: that ultimately we love the rough edges of people more than the smooth surfaces.
And on the next page:
In such ways, he realises, do relationships grow over time. We begin by looking for perfection; we end up by loving flaws.
I found it remarkable that this author of hard-boiled gore also handles love so deftly. I’ve seen it done far less eloquently and realistically in this genre. And I had to stop and consider the truth of the statements.
Well done, Mosby. Stay tuned for my full review to come.
This quotation comes from an uncorrected advance proof and is subject to change.