Book twelve and I had to add this one in because I have really enjoyed Alice Feeney’s other books.
Rock Paper Scissors
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 will be published on the 19th August 2021
I knew that this would be a book that I would enjoy because I have really enjoyed other books by this author but wow this is twisted…in a brilliantly entertaining way of course but twisted in a way I wasn’t expecting and it got to the point that I was struggling to keep my eyes open because I wanted to read just a little bit more, it is definitely addictive reading.
It is so difficult to go into too much detail for books like this because the impact is in not having much detail before you start what I will say though is that it is clever and captivating, it has a lot of strands that all pull together in an ingenious way. The remote Scottish setting is fantastic really adds to the chilling atmosphere that the plot creates and there are secrets and lies from the start right until the very end. I loved the fact that I was constantly questioning the characters, wondering whose account was more accurate and what would become of the marriage at the end of the trip.
What I do enjoy about a book of this genre is thinking that you have figured something out about the plot that then gets completely blown out of the water by what actually happens, and I feel like this is something that Alice Feeney does very well. She makes you think you have an idea about what is maybe going to happen, lulls you into a false sense of security and then pulls the rug from under you but with maximum impact and style.
I really want to talk more about this book but I would hate to say something that would spoil it for someone else so what I will say is that I would definitely recommend it, it is a story that I have been thinking about since I put it down and I feel like I could pick up any Alice Feeney book and know that it is going to be great.