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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Him turns and glares at me. I yell at him, 'My brother, give me him back! Him is only little – what use is him for you? Him is mine, the only one I've got!' Him leans forwards. 'We don't have him. We don't have the others either.
Him turns and walks away. The tall men are done with me. Done with all of us till next month. Them push the boats off the beach and the long oars stir up the waters. Barney is not in the boats. Not in our home. Not in my arms.
I turn to face him. He stares into his plate, his eyes like marbles. I pull out the chair next to him and sit down. 'Dad, if she reads one of my books to the twins, will you make sure I get it back?' 'What?' He swallows almost painfully ...
This morning I can walk better, so I leave our cottage, turn left and walk as far as the furthest cottage on this row. Rap on the door. Chanty answers. 'What you knocking this early for?' Her hair is curly on one side and flat on the ...
She calls over her shoulder, 'I'll pop round yours later, Martyn's fixing up our new cottage at Wreckers Shore. Him'll be gone all day.' 'You're moving Annie?' She turns ...
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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