The Paying Guests is my third Sarah Waters book and eventhough her other books aren´t perfect, at least they have been compelling reads. But this book I found to be incredibly dull and boring. The story in a nutshell: moping, moping, doing house chores, moping, more house cleaning, falling in love, being miserable and heartbroken, more moping, sex, drama, drama, drama, even more moping whilst being in a moral dilemma, the end (which is a lacklustre one, btw).
I might have enjoyed the story more if I felt sympathetic towards the two main characters. But these two are horrible people, so not even the ending has been a satisfactory for me. I´m hugely disappointed by this book.