Reliability of Rope Reviewed at Crimesquad

A great review of Reliability of Rope up on CrimeSquad!

“Mystery surrounds the death of Peter in a drama told through the eyes of three very different people. This is a story of grief and guilt with very human characterisation and tightly written prose by an author who understands raw emotions and the complexities of relationships.

The essence of the story is the suicide of Peter and the events leading up to it. The people closest to Peter all had final conversations with him and it is the scrutiny we inflict upon ourselves at a time of tragedy that is explored here. Meaningless conversations, throwaway words, suddenly take on a more haunting significance.

As the story moves backwards and forwards from before the suicide to the aftermath the pace quickens to an unexpected finale as ghosts from the past resurface.

‘Reliability of Rope’ is an intelligent and original story told with the believability of a real voice. Samantha Priestley is a dramatic writer of immense talent; a fine addition to literary fiction.”


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