Review: Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

Release date: September 7, 2021

Publisher: Flatiron

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Synopsis:

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.

Review:

Is there anything better than being able to count on a thriller author to consistently surprise you?! In a genre that can oftentimes feel stale and repetitive AF seems to be that rare author for me that keeps things fresh and exciting time and time again and her latest is no exception.

Face blindness as a critical plot point was absolutely fascinating for me, the sheer idea of it is terrifying, seriously imagine not being able to recognize your loved ones by sight? So interesting! Besides that you have this married couple that both seem unreliable and untrustworthy from the jump, then there’s a third POV that I struggled to work out how they would fit into the narrative, but when all was revealed I was 🤯 I found it to be incredibly clever and I didn’t see where it was going. It was also fast paced, atmospheric and extremely addictive reading. Once again the author pulled one over on me and I loved everything about it!

Overall rating: 5/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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