Rock, Paper, Scissors – Book Review

Title:- Rock, Paper, Scissors

Author:- Alice Feeney

Date published;- September 7th 2021

No. of pages:- 304 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


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 was high anticipating to read this book and I saw some raving reviews on this book. I haven’t read her His and Hers yet, which will apparently soon turn to a TV series.

Well, it was good. But not as good as I thought it would be.

Meet Adam and Amelia, who are facing some marital problems. In order to solve their issues, Amelia, wins a holiday getaway to Scotland as she hopes this would work out their marital problems. They stay in at a local chapel but soon, their problems were far from over when they spend the night at the chapel.

The story is told mainly from Adam’s , Amelia’s and a woman named Robin’s perspectives. You will find who Robin is by the end of the book so I would say, Robin is somewhat an important character. The first few chapters were boring but soon, towards the middle, it got more and more interesting and twists and turns started developing. The ending–all right, I really liked the ending. I actually did not expect that type of ending, at all….I mean, I was thinking that the story might end this way but boy, the ending left me flabbergasted. Because of the dramatic ending only, I decided that this book actually worth four stars.

I am yet to read the first book but in my opinion, this was a good thriller–not really fast paced but definitely there were twists and turns towards the end and a dramatic ending you didn’t actually expect. Worth four stars!

Alice Feeney

Alice Feeney is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist. Her debut novel, Sometimes I Lie, was an international bestseller, has been translated into over twenty languages, and is being made into a TV series by Warner Bros. starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. His & Hers is also being adapted for screen by Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films. Alice was a BBC Journalist for fifteen years, and now lives in the British countryside with her family. Rock Paper Scissors is her fourth novel and is being made into a TV series for Netflix by the producer of The Crown. It will be published around the world in 2021.

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