In The Rope, the 18th mystery in the bestselling series featuring Anna Pigeon, Nevada Barr gathers together the many strings of Anna's past and finally reveals the story her fans have been clamoring for.
It’s 1995 when 35-year-old Anna Pigeon, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, takes an unglamorous job at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking—and doesn't return. Seeing that her cabin is empty, her co-workers think she's moved on.
But Anna didn’t leave. When she wakes up, she finds she is trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked and with no memory of how she wound up there.
As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that someone has trapped her in an inescapable prison, and no one knows she’s even missing. Plunged into a landscape and a plot she is unfit and untrained to handle, Anna must muster the courage and will to live she didn't know she possessed to survive.
For those legions of readers who have been entranced over the years by park ranger Anna Pigeon's strength and determination and those who are new to Nevada Barr's captivating, compelling novels, this is where it all begins.
Hardcover Book : 368 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, LLC ( January 17, 2012 )
Item #: 13-472486
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.813inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I enjoyed reading how Anna Pigeon became a Park Ranger. Her expertise in spelling out her surroundings is exceptional in its detail.
Reviewer: Mary B
Was delighted to have Anna's trek finally explained. Having visited that area several times when I lived out west I enjoyed Barr's descriptions. The ending was a complete surprise to me.
Reviewer: Joan L
As Barr progresses through this series her writing, and Anna, seems to becoming more hard edged. For better or worse the thugs Anna runs into are getting more and more violent. See Winter Study. Guess she's trying to compete with the other thriller writers out there. Not quite as much mystery in her later novels.
Reviewer: Mike A
I had a very hard time with this book. I skimmed over an awful lot of it. There was just too much discription of the colors of the rocks, mountains, water & back to the rocks again. I got lost in the story line trying to follow them so I skipped over them I was disappointed & don't know if I will buy another of this series.
I really enjoyed this book; kept me guessing and hard to put down.