Rock breaks scissors. Scissors cut paper. Paper covers rock. The rules are simple - except when it's people's lives at stake.
By the time Charlotte and Patrick Ballard discover the damage their daughter, Lizzy, can do with her mind, it's already too late for Charlotte. They hide Lizzy away, trying to save others from the same fate, and trying to save Lizzy from life as a human lab rat. But they can't hide her forever.
Little do they know that respected Philadelphia businessman Gerard Bonnay is responsible for Lizzy's ability. And Bonnay is willing to eliminate anyone who gets in the way of his goal of turning that power to his own ends.
As her protectors are picked off one by one, will Lizzy be able to escape from Gerard Bonnay's deadly zero-sum game?
I really think this story could have been more effective if the content was more direct instead of having so much exposition. I really like the plot and the story—girl gets angry, causes others brains to bleed (very Carrie-esq). However, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a story like this so I wanted Rock, Paper, Scissors to be more exciting and original. I was pumped when they got to the explanation of why the book is called Rock, Paper, Scissors—it’s the mental game Lizzy was playing with Gerard, but then it fell flat when it ended up being a regular ole’ cat/mouse game—nothing new and exciting.
As for the narration, Victoria Matlock has this breathy quality to her voice that was slightly distracting. The production value was not 100%. I also don’t know if she loved the book as much as she should have, because I felt no emotion from her during the reading. However, I respected the choices she made for each voice.
This is a great story! My first audio book and my first Matty Dalrymple book. I'm looking forward to the next Lizzy volume.