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Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

About the Book- Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

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.

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“The reason why a person lies is almost always more interesting than the lie itself”

Read on for our review of Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

Our Review of Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

I will be honest, in the beginning, it was a bit lukewarm as it was going on with the cliche husband-wife drama. So for a major part, the book was dealing with the push and pull of the troubles the couple had and each telling the readers their take on the marriage. You know the usual. I am a saint but my partner brings out the devil in me kind of stuff. So I am like Ok fine I get it …you two have trouble in marriage and want to get away..hence we’re all here …now what? So basically the book takes a while to settle down and once it does, it just blew my mind.

I would divide the book into three parts. The first phase is all about the whole husband-wife trouble in paradise. It is good but since we are still yet to get the clarity of the whole picture, it does take a while to settle down and also it can be a tad bit slow.

The second phase of the book is where the “X” factor is added to the plot. This “X” factor is basically what is bringing the flavour of the book. So it does elevate the book but since we are still in the mist, things are interesting but we are waiting for everything to fall into place.

The third phase is what the book actually shines through. It just blows your mind with the kind of things it would throw at you. If I had any issues with the book, I forgot all about it as the book redeemed itself with the plot twist it took. The book completely leaps into an unexpected alley that took me by surprise. It was unexpected, brilliant and absolutely mind**** and as I said..anything I had jotted down to rant all got erased. 


In conclusion, I would say that the book is worth its salt for the sheer fact that it ends the way it does. It is dark, intense and psychological. Don’t let the beginning fool you as the book sneaks in a good twist that will make you question everything that you have read so far in the book.

Squirrel Rating

Squirrel Rating- 4 Stars

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