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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!

©2017 William Kingsfield Publishers (P)2017 William Kingsfield Publishers

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  • Jeff & Sabrena
  • 04-06-2019

start to a very promising series

This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller with some very well developed characters, made all the more believable by the superb narration of Victoria Matlock. There's no explanation of how Lizzy got her ability, but it's easy enough to suspend disbelief and just accept it.

Thankfully, this story does not end in a cliffhanger, although it's obviously set up for the next book in the series. I hope to eventually have the opportunity to review that one -- the series seems that promising.

Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Brad&Britney
  • 30-03-2018

Great Story Idea

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.

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  • Deedra
  • 24-08-2019

Rock Paper Scissors

I absolutely loved this book!I listened straight through! Lizzys parents needed help concieving Lizzy so they went to a fertility center.Unbeknownst to them,the owner of the center is looking for more than to just help women concieve.He and his wife are looking for psychic powers that can be used as a weapon.You don't want to make Lizzy mad. This was a great book set in the area of the world I grew up in.I found the research into towns names past and present,plus most pronunciations to be dead on.I know Mauch Chunk is a hard one.lol Victoria Matlock was a wonderful narrator. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

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  • Laura
  • 25-07-2019

Gripping Thriller

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily leaving this review and all opinions expressed herein are mine.

This is the first book in the Lizzie Ballard Thriller series. It is a standalone story with no cliffhanger ending but it does have a setup for the next book in the series.

Here, Patrick and Charlotte Ballard are trying to start a family but experiencing fertility issues. Upon the recommendation of a friend, they visit a fertility clinic. Soon, the Ballards have a daughter, Lizzie. However, Charlotte begins to experience headaches every time Lizzie gets angry. The headaches get more and more intense until Charlotte is diagnosed with having had several mini-strokes. They hire a housekeeper, who unbeknownst to the Ballards is being paid by the fertility clinic to watch and report on Lizzie. Charlotte figures out that Lizzie has a gift which has caused Charlotte's health problems - so the Ballards determine they must keep Lizzie and society safe by isolating her and trying to teach her how to control her powers but it's not that simple as there are those who want to use Lizzie's powers and others who want to harm her.

This is a well-written gripping thriller, which slowly unfolds and reveals Lizzie's true powers. The characters are well-developed and likeable. While Lizzie is incredibly bright, she is also very naive and innocent - which was a great dichotomy as Lizzie was trying to figure out her way in the world and who she could trust. Overall, an engaging and very entertaining story.

The narrator did a very good job - she did voices for the various characters so you could easily differentiate them during conversations. I also liked as the suspense would increase in the story, the narrator's voice would rachet up the tension and pace of her narration.

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