“There was something subtly wrong with the entire gathering. There were undertones she couldn’t evaluate, nuances she couldn’t put a firm finger on, that dissolved at a touch.”
It’s always awkward to run into an ex unexpectedly, especially when you’re with your new fiance. Rose O’Hara never saw any reason to tell Nils that she’d been engaged before. After Daniel Font jilted her to marry Candy, Rose never planned to see him again. She certainly didn’t expect him to burst into her train compartment, covered in blood.