Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Vertigo

This week my teaser lines come from Vertigo (original title: D'entre les Morts), the classic French mystery novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac (Pushkin Press, September 2015; originally published 1954). I read this one on my Kindle, so I'm not exactly sure about page numbers -- this snippet is taken from later in the novel, around Location 1430-40:
What he loved in her -- and it had been so all along -- was... that she wasn't quite real.... Only the eyes were perfect, only they were the absolute proof. 
He would have liked to throw his arms round her, to embrace her; yes, perhaps to suffocate her.

Ah, yes. That is definitely real love, n'est-ce pas?

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.


  1. I've heard of this book but haven't read it. All those ellipses are distracting, but I guess I'd get used to them! Sounds like an obsessive love.
    My Tuesday post features A Weekend Getaway

  2. I loved the excerpt and now I want to read it. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. That last line is a real zinger, isn't it? Great teaser this week! I hope you enjoy this book. I would definitely want to keep reading.

    Here is mine if you are interested: http://www.literaryfeline.com/2015/09/where-is-your-bookmark-09152015.html


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