Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

Totally Absorbing

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney is a gripping contemporary psychological thriller that captured my imagination from the start.

The snowy, cold setting in a converted chapel in Scotland mirrors the tone of the novel. It is told from alternating points of view as the reader tries to work out who is the silent figure who is coming and going.

Everyone has dreams but sometimes our dreams can morph into nightmares.

The reader becomes absorbed in the action. All is not quite as clear cut as we first believe. Alice Feeney manipulates the reader’s emotional responses. There were times when my jaw literally dropped. As a pet lover I also had an emotional connection to the dog who has unconditional love for his owners. “Dogs don’t hold grudges or know how to hate.”

Our words are powerful. We can build up or destroy by merely using our tongues. “Words don’t come with gift receipts and you can’t take them back.” We should use our words wisely.

Rock Paper Scissors was a unique, mesmerising and at times, creepy read. Definitely not one to be read in isolation! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I received a free copy from Harper Collins via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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