This post contains affiliate links. Members of a book review group I’m in recommended Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney, and I was excited to read it. I loved The Silent Patient and was hoping for a book like that.
Sadly, this was not it.
About Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
Adam and Amelia are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, but the marriage has not been a happy one. In fact, their relationship is on the brink of collapse. They decide to go away for the weekend and see if they can give their relationship one more try. If they can’t, they’ll split up.
They travel eight hours through a snowstorm to arrive at a chapel turned house. Immediately, they find the chapel eerie, and they are both on edge.
The chapel is locked, but then the doors suddenly open.
They find cryptic messages for them throughout the building.
The power goes out.
One thing after another, the creep factor just keeps intensifying the longer they stay.
To make matters worse, they’ve been lying to each other for years, and the lies are about to be exposed.
My Thoughts on the Book
I enjoyed the beginning of the book and was thoroughly invested in finding out what happens. The atmosphere was spooky, and I wanted to read to see what Adam and Amelia were planning. Who was plotting evil?
However, I was thoroughly disappointed by the first big plot twist. When I read a book like this, as soon as I find the major twist, I need the earlier parts I read to make sense within the plot twist. I need to see all of the pieces fall into place. Unfortunately, that did not happen with this book.
There were a few more, smaller plot twists near the end, but they didn’t redeem the story for me. In the end, I felt cheated and didn’t enjoy the writing or the story.
I give Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney 2 out of 5 stars on the Mom’s Plans’ scale.
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