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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Pulling the last barrel out, I hear the back door slam and glance at the side of the cottage. 'So then.' I glare at the two tall men. 'What am I getting for this lot?' Them move further away, so them can see the whole.
... not for a moment, not even to be hid where I thought him'd be safe. The ropes come up over the bed. I'm tied to the island and all twisted. I scream and here's the blank dark place again. I hear my voice ... 'Da, find him ...' 'Him.
I hear my voice ... 'Da, find him ...' 'Him is gone ...' In the blank dark, blue eyes are everywhere, staring at me. I shout at them and ask them and cry at them, for Barney. The back door to the cottage slams.
I put my ear to it and hear Barney's voice in the shell inside of it. 'That's better Mary,' him says. 'All better now.' I want to speak back, only my voice is gone. Too secret to speak of. I lie down on Barney's bed, curled up with the ...
... 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 Camery's door, so she must be visiting her. I can hear them inside, arguing.
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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