Review: Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

Author: Alice Feeney
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Released: September 7th, 2021
Received: Own (BOTM)

4 kitties

Rock Paper Scissors happens to be the first novel I’ve ever read by Alice Feeney (I know, I know. But I have several of her books on my TBR list). This twisting thriller is one heck of a roller coaster, though, and I would recommend it to any fans of hers – plus anybody else that is curious.

Not all marriages are perfect. The trick is putting effort into making them work…and not everybody is willing to do that. Mr. and Mrs. Wright have been having issues for quite some time. One is a workaholic (with a medical condition that prevents him from recognizing faces), and the other is feeling shut out by it all.

Their anniversary away should have fixed things. One way or the other, they were supposed to rekindle their love – or find a way out of the relationship. What they got was a bit more of a surprise, for better or for worse.

“Enjoy the stories of other people’s lives, but don’t forget to live your own.”

I grabbed Rock Paper Scissors as my BOTM choice for September, and it was such a good decision! I liked a lot of elements about this book, including the title and cover. Though that description! Chef’s kiss!

Rock Paper Scissors is split into a few perspectives. We have Adam and Amelia’s perspectives, plus a bunch of unsent letters. It seemed like an odd combination at first, until it suddenly all started making a lot more sense.

On that note (pun intended), I initially thought that this was a lukewarm thriller, at best. However, the ending and events leading up to the conclusion entirely changed my opinion of the book. That was such a surprise! Lately, it seems like a good thriller is ruined by a bad ending, and here we have a book that was enhanced by the end! What a delightful twist!

Also, let me promise you right now: no matter what happens, the dog will be fine. I repeat, the dog is fine! Now that there’s less anxiety surrounding that, I hope that you can dive in and enjoy Rock Paper Scissors as much as I did.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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