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Scissors, Paper, Stone

By: Elizabeth Day
Narrated by: Karina Fernandez
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Summary

A frank and beautiful story of damage, survival and restoration from an exhilarating literary voice.

As Charles Redfern lies motionless in hospital, his wife Anne and daughter Charlotte are forced to confront their relationships with him – and with each other. Anne, once beautiful and clever, has paled in the shadow of her husband's dominance. Charlotte, meanwhile, is battling with her own inner darkness and is desperate to prevent her relationship with her not-yet-divorced lover from disintegrating.

As the full truth of Charles's hold over them is brought to light, both women must reconcile themselves with the choices they have made, the secrets they have kept, and the uncertain future that now lies ahead of them.

©2019 Elizabeth Day (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"The relationship between the two women is very well done - tense, hinting all the time at some fatal incident...truly disturbing, utterly believable...sensitive, never prurient." (Margaret Forster)

"Moving, terrifyingly real." (Observer)

"Day's subtle prose packs a powerfully disturbing punch as her understated yet candid handling of dark subjects reaches into the most raw and fragile parts of all of us.... Sad, delicate and convincing Scissors Paper Stone is a reminder of how the human need to love and be loved can destroy all that we hold dear. It's a striking debut novel from a talented writer." (Metro)

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Deep story

I had no idea what to expect but got sucked into it very quickly. Narrator's voice was amazing (reminded me of a younger version of Julie Dench). Deep story, gave me lots of food for thought. can highly recommend this book.

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Inciteful

This is the second book I have read by Elizabeth Day and I adore her writing style; she paints pictures with words.
The topic was not an easy one but she accurately told a credible story of how failure to communicate can ruin lives.
Well written, beautifully crafted.

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good

the end was a bit lame , and the start abit slow. but the middle was very good.

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Beautifully written

I enjoyed this book a lot, and will be looking for more by this author, as I really like her writing style and use of language.

I think it is very well written, extremely well narrated, with well-drawn characters in an interesting story.

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I liked this book

I found parts of the book disturbing,having lived through some parts of the book myself . Great insight

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