Teaser Tuesdays middle

TEASER TUESDAYS is a weekly book meme hosted at The Purple Booker. To participate, just open the book you are currently reading to a random page, and choose two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page. (no spoilers!)

I’ve just started reading Rivals of the Republic by Annelise Freisenbruch courtesy of Duckworth Overlook. It’s an intriguing mystery set in Ancient Rome.

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My teaser from page 23 :

” Forgive me. I did not mean to alarm you. I was hoping to pay my respects to your father.” Hortensia glanced back at her father and saw that he was eyeing the man in shrewd recognition. Knowing him as she did, Hortensia thought there was something odd in his expression, a watchfulness, or perhaps it was simply dislike. He did not offer to introduce her to the man, who was now smiling at her in a way she found she did not enjoy…

Does this intrigue you?