She was born with an extraordinary ability … and while she tries to hide it, others seek to control it. Who will win this deadly zero-sum game?
Rock breaks scissors. Scissors cut paper. Paper covers rock. The rules are simple—except when it's people's lives at stake. When Lizzy’s parents discover the damage she can do with her mind, they hide her away, trying to save her from life as a human lab rat … and trying to save others from her power. But they can't hide her forever. Little do they know that professed friends are actually enemies who will eliminate anyone who gets in the way of their goal of turning Lizzy’s power to their own ends. As her protectors are picked off one by one, will Lizzy be able to escape from this deadly zero-sum game? Find out now in this first installment of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers Trilogy!
Save with the box set, which includes Book 1: ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, Book 2: SNAKES AND LADDERS, and Book 3: THE IRON RING.
“Dalrymple has written a fast-paced, complex thriller that can keep a reader engaged and off-kilter until its foreboding conclusion. ... A deadly game involving a dangerous girl that does have a winner: the reader.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Lizzy Ballard is a special young woman. She's smart, unassuming, and beloved by all who know her. Unless you make her angry. Not since Carrie have we seen a character excite such fear in those forced to learn her terrible secret the hard way. Some want to control her. Others want to kill her. Lizzy is determined to be free, but it will come at a terrible price. Fingers crossed Rock Paper Scissors is the first title of another engrossing Matty Dalrymple series.” —Robert Blake Whitehill, Award-winning screenwriter and author of The Ben Blackshaw Series
“With Rock Paper Scissors, Matty Dalrymple has created her own brand of riveting paranormal suspense. A bubbling zinger that grabs you on the first page and doesn't let go even at the end, when it leaves you wanting to take the main characters home, or to follow them to their next date with suspense.” —Merry Jones, Author of the Elle Harrison, Harper Jennings, and Zoe Hayes thrillers “A fresh new character is on the thriller scene with frightening powers that even she can’t control. Not since Stephen King’s Firestarter has someone like Lizzy Ballard come along, a young woman who fears herself even more than she fears others. Briskly paced and darkly imagined, Dalrymple’s thriller keeps readers turning the pages—with menace around every corner.” —Suzanne Chazin, Author of the Jimmy Vega mystery series
For Book Clubs
I would love to make a virtual appearance at your book club! Just click on the About & Contact tab to get in touch. Below are some questions to help spur book club discussion--THESE INCLUDE SPOILERS.
Are Charlotte and Patrick Ballard right to keep Lizzy's ability a secret, and why? What would you do in their place? In Lizzy's place?
What are Gerard Bonnay and Louise Mortensen's motivations, and which, if either, is most understandable?
How do the locations of the various scenes inform the plot?
Which character would you most want to have a diner breakfast with, and why?
What are the rock, paper, and scissors of the story, and which one triumphs in the end?
Let me know of additional questions you come up with as you read the books!
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