A Deadly Game

Rock Paper Scissors by Matty Dalrymple

I listened to the audiobook version of this thriller while I was on a long drive, and every time I had to get out of the car I couldn’t wait to get back to hear more of the story. It’s gripping—if I had been reading the paperback or even the ebook version, I would have called it a page-turner.

There’s something special about Lizzy Ballard, and that’s not necessarily a good thing. Her special ability has been the proximate cause and the direct cause of the deaths of two loved ones, and she’s afraid of her own reactions to the events and people around her–that is, once everyone starts to figure out exactly what’s going on.

The threads connecting the characters in this story are both both believable and fascinating. There’s something in the book for everyone who loves thrillers: there’s blackmail, bookies, murder, scheming power brokers, questionable medical ethics, and innocence. There’s wealth and want. There’s a teenager with a desire for friends and a normal life, and there’s the guardian who’s willing to do anything to protect his young charge.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who reads thrillers and who is open to the idea that we haven’t yet discovered everything there is to know about the human mind. An exceptional read.

*One quick note: from now on, I’ll be linking the photo of the book’s cover to its Amazon page so interested readers can buy the book directly. And for people who want to know more about the author or prefer to buy books at etailers other than Amazon, I’ll also be linking the author’s website to his or her name in the heading at the top of the page.


17 thoughts on “A Deadly Game”

      1. I don’t have any subscriptions like that. You don’t need a subscription to just buy and download an audiobook, though it costs more to do it that way. I always have a library book downloaded as an audiobook to listen to while I drive. I got a free code to download Rock Paper Scissors. If you can get a code like that from an author, take advantage of it!

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  1. Sounds great, Amy! Yes, what do you call a great audiobook since it’s not a page-turner? Your description of wanting to get back into the car to listen more is a powerful testimonial.

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  2. I’m scared just reading your review! Thanks for the link straight to Amazon. I think I’d like to ‘read’ this the way you did – on Audible. And I won’t be able to read it at night!!! 🙂

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    1. I have the second book in the series on my Kindle, but I’ve got so many books I’ve promised others I’d read first. Sigh. First world problems, for sure.


    1. The book has some really unique features that make the paranormal element of it very exciting, I always say I’m not much of a paranormal fan, but the more I read it, the more fascinating I find it.


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