The Weight of Rope Is an intelligently written thriller that is loads of fun to read. Evelyn (Evie) and Gertrude (Gee) are best friends. They have a lot in common (depression, alcohol) and a lot not in common. Gee tries to be a dutiful wife to a jerk and see the good in everyone while Evie is single, a free thinker and says whatever’s on her mind. They’re drawn to each other nevertheless. After years of deep friendship, Gee must break off contact to please her husband after her marriage becomes in jeopardy.
A year passes and out of the blue, Gee phones Evie and asks to meet the next morning. She never shows up and appears to have just disappeared off the face of the earth. None of Gee’s family members seem concerned. After Evie sees that the husband’s mistress has been installed at Gee’s house, she is determined to find out what happened to her friend. A police detective gets involved and the story twists and turns as secrets and shocking lies are revealed. The author, Mickey Ann, has written a smart, lively novel that is almost impossible to put down. If you liked Girl on the Train, you’ll love this book.
"The Weight of Rope, by Mickey Ann, is a psychological thriller based around the lives of two women who have forged a friendship based on loneliness, depression, and a rare human connection that seems to magnetically pull one to the other, despite reservations on both ends. . . When the wife goes missing, the chilling tale turns into something else entirely, and it is then we are provided a new twist and turn in what could be a very unlikely direction. There are many plot-twists, betrayals, and shocking tales to keep the reader inspired to move forward in this novel! Without giving away too much I will say that The Weight of Rope is an absolute recommendation! Great themes conveyed, good writing, and well-written character development are just a few pluses in a well-constructed novel."