I’ve struggled with how to give a character a particular tone of voice in a way that doesn’t cause a reader to go back and reread the line with the new tone of voice, like when it comes after as in:
“Why are you asking me this now?” Her voice rose to the high range of a soprano.
But if I switch it around, then it’s not the right POV, since another character wouldn’t know that her voice had risen until she says something.
I may have figured it out. Only use tone, or voice descriptions, between two lines of dialogue. As in:
“Why are you asking?” Her voice rose to the high range of a soprano. “Why now?”
That might just work. I’ll see.