Snake Ropes: A Novel
Set on an isolated island off the Scottish coast, in a community run by women who are in awe of a mysterious structure called the Thrashing House, the novel is narrated by two teenage girls in very different circumstances. Mary is doing her best to protect her younger brother, Barney, as the island’s sons are mysteriously disappearing. Morgan is scheming to escape the prison her parents have made of their home. The two girls unite, each on a desperate mission in which secrets will be revealed and lives changed forever.
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What happened then, what did Annie do? The front door thumps and rattles. Da's voice hollers, 'Mary, where are you?' all gruff. Him is back much earlier than usual. I've got to get out before Da sees Barney is.
I tell him it's probably to do with main land fashions, for Annie told me a few years back that the tall men wanted jumpers full of holes called the grunge, but now them want cable or ribbed. Old Nell's walking stick is leaned against ...
The last door is Annie's cottage, right next to mine. If anyone'll talk, she will. She opens it before I get near enough to knock it. Her three great black dogs charge out and one thuds me spinning. Annie kicks the front door shut ...
Annie's talking outside her cottage next door with one of the tall men. She looks like she's been crying, only she's stood up straight and sure enough with her jaw out. Her three black dogs stand behind her, them dun leap at him.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bongobash - LibraryThing
It took me longer than it would take me to read another book because of the slow start. I thought it could of been a very good story except questions weren't answered. I wanted to know more about the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - passion4reading - LibraryThing
Mary shares a cottage with her fisherman father and little brother Barney on a small island just off the edge of the map after the death of her mother. Traders from the mainland visit the island ... Read full review