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Summary

The instant New York Times best seller from the author of Sometimes I Lie

Ten years of marriage. 

Ten years of secrets. 

An anniversary they’ll never forget. 

Adam and Amelia are spending the weekend in the Scottish Highlands. The remote location is perfect for what they have planned. 

But when their romantic trip takes a dark turn, they both start to wonder - can they trust the one they’re with? 

Because every couple tells little white lies. Only for Adam and Amelia, the truth is far more dangerous. 

©2021 Alice Feeney (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Chilling and clever, with a twist so sharp you’ll get whiplash. Rock Paper Scissors is the kind of blistering one-sit read that Alice Feeney is just so incredibly good at." (Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End)

"Deliciously dark.... An exquisitely constructed, hugely entertaining thriller.... I loved it." (Catherine Ryan Howard, author of The Nothing Man)

"A perfectly-plotted thriller that hooked me from the opening scene.... A scissor-sharp portrayal of a marriage on the rocks. Atmospheric, entertaining and clever." (Philippa East, author of Safe and Sound)

"Not just fiendish but positively Feeneyish - dark, ingenious and very clever." (Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home)

"A cleverly crafted novel with a grand twist." (Stella magazine)

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Clever

Really enjoyed the 'unfolding' of this story, cleverly done.
Had no problem at all with the narration and usually that is my 'bugbear'

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Spoiled by the female narration

This was a good story if a bit too far fetched but unfortunately the female narration was incredibly awful- Richard Armitage was excellent as usual.

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Disappointed in narrator

I love Richard Armitage. Shame he didn’t just read it all. I tried to carry on but unfortunately Stephanie’s reading was jerky and it just wasn’t natural.

I’m glad to see it is being transposed to tv. I will definitely watch it.

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can't bear the woman's narration

absolutely excruciating narration from the female protagonist. had to send the book back after a painful first hour.

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Awful female narrator. Average story.

The female narrator spoils this. She is by turns conspiratorial and astonished throughout the whole book. Puts me right off. I cringe when she reads.
The story is ok. Bit daft.

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Most irritating narrator ever!

I couldn’t even follow the plot … I was too baffled at the words she chose to emphasise or over enunciate! I’ve never left a review before but wow, listening to this was like an endurance test. I hate failing tests, I really tried, had to surrender.

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Couldn’t stop listening

Just a fabulous book, finished it in a day. I’ll definitely read more of her books.

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Kept Me Guessing

Fabulous narrators - Stephanie Racine and Richard Armitage. A book to rival His & Hers but more twists, more detail, just more of everything I love about Alice Feeney. I knocked off one star because I felt like it could have done with a bigger, more jaw dropping, final twist...I wanted a little more of an OMG moment.

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FABULOUS!

I wish I could give this more than 4 stars. utterly compelling story and has that something different and unique.

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superb

Didn't want it to end . what more needs to be said when a book draws you in to that extent.

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  • 22-02-22

Well written twisted story

I always got the plot right from the get go.... I didn't this time... I love the Narrators and the story it self...

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Too many loose ends

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  • 30-12-21

Wow, amazing thriller

Great dark thriller with so many twisty turns near the end I nearly got whiplash!

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  • 24-10-21

Unexpected turn

At first I didn’t know what to expect but the story caught me. Towards the end things fall in to place (trying so hard not to spoil things). The author sure has a vivid and twisted imagination! The narration by the talented Richard Armitage was amazing as always. I struggled a bit with the female narration due to her way of speaking.