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Rock Paper Scissors Review: Back-of-Book Description
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Feeney lives up to her reputation as the “queen of the twist”…This page-turner will keep you guessing.” —Real Simple
Think you know the person you married? Think again…
Things have been wrong with Mr and Mrs Wright for a long time. When Adam and Amelia win a weekend away to Scotland, it might be just what their marriage needs. Self-confessed workaholic and screenwriter Adam Wright has lived with face blindness his whole life. He can’t recognize friends or family, or even his own wife.
Every anniversary the couple exchange traditional gifts–paper, cotton, pottery, tin–and each year Adam’s wife writes him a letter that she never lets him read. Until now. They both know this weekend will make or break their marriage, but they didn’t randomly win this trip. One of them is lying, and someone doesn’t want them to live happily ever after.
Ten years of marriage. Ten years of secrets. And an anniversary they will never forget.
Rock Paper Scissors is the latest exciting domestic thriller from the queen of the killer twist, New York Times bestselling author Alice Feeney.
I found this book in September of 2021. Then January 2022 my friend and I decided to read a thriller together and we both had this one. Sher had previously read a different book by this author and enjoyed it, so we figured it was a safe bet.
Guys…Rock Paper Scissors was a really good book! Suspense, drama, twists – all the things! I’m so glad I discovered it, and this author.
The writing was great – it really hooked me and I wanted to read every available moment until I was done. There were several twits – one review I saw said they thought it was too many, but I disagree. I think it was the right amount. One of the twists I kind of saw coming, one I was a little shocked and slightly confused at first – which is what you want, I think! Like it was such a good twist I had to second guess what I thought I knew.
The author did a good job of making things feel eerie and like something was definitely off. So it was almost like as the reader, my guard was up the whole time. This felt exciting and pushed me to keep reading.
In addition to the creepy vibe, she laid out the rest of the settings really well, too. Most of it takes place at a converted chapel in Scottland and, even though I have never been to Scotland, I had no trouble at all imagining the landscape. Same with their discussions of flats and houses during the rest of the story.
Her character introductions and narrations were fantastic, too. The structure is such that every other chapter is from a different point of view between three people. There are also some chapters that are letters written from one character to another. This was great for getting to know them all, and for also keeping the reader on their toes, as you’re not sure who to believe.
As I said above – there are a few twists! I don’t want to give anything away so I think I will wrap it up. This feels like a good place to note, however, that there are discussions of murder in this book that some readers might find triggering.
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Favorite Quotes from Rock Paper Scissors
“…sometimes the dust of our memories is best left unswept.”
“Believing in someone is one of the greatest gifts you can give them, it’s free and the results can be priceless.”
“…feelings don’t have to be mutual to be real.”
“…books are good at hiding things, especially closed books, just like closed people.”
“The only good thing about losing everything, is the freedom that comes from having nothing to lose.”
“We are our parents’ echoes and sometimes they don’t like what they hear.”
Rock Paper Scissors Review: In Conclusion
I read this book in under three days. I just could not put it down! So I’m giving Rock Paper Scissors 4.75 stars! The only drawback is that I think she should have ended it a chapter before she did. I just didn’t find her last chapter necessary to wrap up the story, so then it felt like a weird weak ending. But hey! I’m just one person here – if you have read this I would love to hear your thoughts on that in the comments below.
Regardless – I would obviously recommend this book to everyone! Anyone looking for a quick thriller that will grip you from the start and keep you guessing. If you’re looking to gift someone a book, I don’t think you can go wrong with this one, especially if the recipient likes thrillers or suspense.
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