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'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, and hims face trying ...
Not a sound from the cupboard. 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.
'So you're saying last month them wanted drama, now them're wanting dull?' 'Precisely.' '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 ...
I can feel the tall men's eyes on me. My hair, my waist, my backside as well, no doubt. Them're all eyes, the tall men, each and every one. I yank at the door as hard as I can, it whaps against my boot and springs open.
For if them dun have a quicker way to get from the main land to here than just oars, then the ice would melt on the journey. Not that I'd say anything to the tall men, for however them do it, them're the only folks what bother to brave ...
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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