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 is a brilliantly twisty book, hitting you with surprises when you least expect them. Can’t fault it. A lot of the book feels like it’s perhaps moving at a slower pace, as we follow Adam and his wife Amelia on their competition prize trip of a stay in a lodge in the Scottish countryside, but the suspense builds and builds as we realise neither of them have been honest with each other. We also see a variety of letters written to Adam by his wife on their anniversary each year, and through these we get more of an insight into what happened in their marriage and how they go to where they are today.
I don’t want to give anything else away about this novel so I’ll just say that it’s skilfully written, with fantastic twists and a truly intriguing plot. Pick this up now! It’s easily one of my favourite thrillers of the year and I’m so impressed.
Many thanks to the publisher, HQ, for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest review.