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Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney is an adult thriller novel.

Mr. and Mrs. Wright haven't been right for a long time now. So, when the win a weekend away to a remote part of Scotland, they see it as their last chance to "make it or break it." Adam, a screenwriter and workaholic, suffers from face blindness; he has never seen the facial features of the ones he loves, including his wife.

Every anniversary, the Wright's exchange traditional wedding gives--paper, copper, tin, lace... And every year, Adam's wife writes a secret letter to her husband that she will never let him read. This year's anniversary is no different, except only one of them will leave this holiday with everything they've ever wanted.

Ten years is a long time. Ten years of marriage. Ten years of secrets. Ten years of lies.

When the truth comes out, will anything be the same?

Alice Feeney is seriously the master of twists. I almost never predict her twists and Rock Paper Scissors got me again. I honestly don't know how she does it. Her last novel, His & Hers wasn't my favorite but this one definitely got redemption. The story throws you clue after clue and yet, things come together in really unexpected ways. Feeney's books almost need to be re-read after the big reveal to even scratch the surface of all the little details that made it all add up.

Something different about this book vs Feeney's other books is that Adam's chapter are my favorite. Usually, the female voice in her books are the strongest for me and even though the narrative of Robin and Amelia make up most of the book, I really enjoyed reading Adam's perspective and seeing how far his version of events differ from the others. --Man this is a hard book to review without spoilers!

The only reason I am not giving this book 5 stars is because I think there is a teeny tiny plot hole when it comes to October and Henry Winter's first agent. I would have liked a more definitive answer to the "was it/wasn't it" question there.

I am officially a Feeney follower. This one gets a high 4.5 stars from me.

That's all for now!


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