Book Title: Rock Paper Scissors
Author: Alice Feeney
Published by: Harper Collins
Published on: August 19th, 2021
Genre: Thriller/Mystery/Psychological Thriller
**I purchased this book with my own money.There was no obligation to post/give this book a certain rating.
Ten years of marriage.
Ten years of secrets.
An anniversary they’ll never forget.
Adam and Amelia are spending the weekend in the Scottish Highlands. The remote location is perfect for what they have planned.
But when their romantic trip takes a dark turn, they both start to wonder – can they trust the one they’re with?
Because every couple tells little white lies. Only for Adam and Amelia, the truth is far more dangerous.
Bookstagram has introduced me to many books and while not all have lived up to its hype, I am most thankful. This is one such book that was all over the Gram but somehow, I never felt the need to pick it up. I have no idea why I decided to sit on the sidelines while the whole world went gaga over it. I am hoping that the title wasn’t intriguing, but rather misleading as I kept putting it off to even read the blurb.
Oh, what a terrible mistake that was! I realize that now. Read on to know why.
🔥🔥🔥“The best lessons are often the ones we don’t realize we’re being taught.”
I pride myself on being an avid reader, especially someone who loves thrillers and mystery books. It is a rare occurrence that I do not predict the climax or so-called twists and turns and that is okay. So when Rock Paper Scissors took me for a wild and unpredictable ride, oh Boy, I was left mindblown.
In fact, I am writing this review just minutes after finishing the book.
So, you should bear with me if this doesn’t come out as a typical book review.
Mr and Mrs Wright have been married for ten years but not everything is rosy. When they win a weekend getaway to Scotland, they believe maybe this is the last resort to save their marriage. Adam Wright is a screenwriter and a workaholic who has lived with face blindness all his life. He cannot recognize his friends or family, not even his wife. He would love to publish his own work Rock Paper Scissors someday, but for now, he is happy writing screenplays for book-to-movie adaptations.
His wife works at a dog shelter and on every anniversary the couple exchanges traditional gifts- something made of paper the first year, cotton the second year, leather the third year, and so on. His wife also writes a letter to Adam every year but in secret, never letting him know of its existence.
The weekend getaway, however, turns out dark when they realize that it wasn’t a random win. Moreover, it is an old chapel known to be haunted that they get to stay. But it’s the secrets they keep from each other that come back to haunt them.
🔥🔥🔥“She wonders about that a lot: why people only learn to live in the moment when the moment has passed.”
I read this book in two sittings, only because I couldn’t keep my eyes open at night. Trust me, you are not going to predict the ending for it unfolds in such a way that it was mind-boggling!
I may have to warn you though. The book may appear to start slow, in fact, it cannot be clubbed into a fast-paced thriller per se. The story moves slowly but you are literally hooked to it that you want to know what’s happening.
When the first twist uncovers your jaw will drop! I was baffled!
I cannot fathom even now how someone could write such a brilliant story. The narration is perfect jumping from one PoV to another. But it is smooth and you can picture all the details in your head.
I was on pins and needles throughout!
Just a fistful of characters but they’re so neatly done that you will not even realize you have to rethink everything you thought you knew.
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As you can see I am trying my best not to give out any spoilers because I want you to experience what I did. So, pick up this book as soon as you can for I know I am going to read Feeney’s Sometimes I Lie real soon.
In a gist, here’s what you can expect from this book.
💫Mindblowing Twists 💫Domestic Thriller 💫Short Chapters 💫Excellent plot 💫His and Her PoVs
I hope you like this book as much as I did.
Yes! You will not be disappointed!
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