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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I say, 'Sorry Barney. I've got to get you hid, them're coming.' Him grips on my neck hard, buries hims face in my hair and I carry him across the room. Him is so warm and I want to hang on to him, but I put him down by the cupboard door ...
Barney grumbles loud in the cupboard so I call out, 'Now dun fret, you'll not be shut in the dark for long, it's just till them've gone.' The tall men dun move to speak to one another. Silent as shadows, everyone says, but when the tall ...
For a three-year-old, Barney is good and quiet for me, when him knows I mean it. I cross the room, whisper at the door, 'Them're coming. Keep quiet, good boy.' 'Dun like it in here, is dark and smelly.
'Well, I dun know how them can change fashion faster than I can make them. Why them can't just stick with thems likes from last month for a few weeks more.' A thud from Barney, in the cupboard. I stamp on the floor. Them dun notice.
I call, 'Come out Barney, them're done.' No answer. Him must have fallen asleep in there, or be messing with me. I cross the room, open the cupboard door. The moppet sits on top of a basket, its ears askew. Barney's blanket lies there ...
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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
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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