The Rope

The Rope

By Nevada Barr

  • Release Date : 2012-01-17
  • Genre : Police Procedural
  • FIle Size : 1.11 MB
Score: 4.0
From 217 Ratings


The Rope Anna Pigeon's first case—this is the story her fans have been clamoring for...this is where it all starts.

In The Rope, the latest in Nevada Barr's bestselling novels featuring Anna Pigeon, Nevada Barr gathers together the many strings of Anna's past and finally reveals the story that her many fans have been long asking for. In 1995 and 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she's simply moved on—her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she found herself in this situation.

As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that someone has trapped her there, in an inescapable prison, and no one knows that she is even missing. Plunged into a landscape and a plot she is unfit and untrained to handle, Anna Pigeon must muster the courage, determination and will to live that she didn't even know she still possessed to survive, outwit and triumph.

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 starts.


  • Exquisitely Intricate

    By Dauntlesst
    A tightly coiled series of events that overlap into an amazing breath holding finale. Anna Pigeon rises up, in this story of her first NPS job as a seasonal interpreter, from her prior loss and gains a sense of self and physical strength. Wonderful descriptions of wrenching experiences that would have broken most people, but not Anna. Thanks for the words, Nevada Barr.
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    By AuntFlora
    Fabulous book and vivid verbal images. How about a few actual photos? Long time fan.
  • The Rope

    By Moosh0333
    This is true Anna Pigeon and Nevada Barr. As with all of her other books it is well written. It holds your interest from the beginning to the end and along the journey the descriptions of the area area wonderful.
  • Outstanding as always!!

    By 13oddball
    I truly enjoyed getting to learn more about what shaped Anna into the Ranger that she becomes. To me Anna stepped off the pages years ago and became a real, living, breathing person in my eyes. It was a static thrill to see her as she was in the very beginning of her formation as the amazing woman we've known her as. No better heroine exists!
  • Outstanding

    By Frederika2
    Interesting view into the psyche of Anna Pigeon. There is obviously still more to the story, as it should be. Bet you want to reread the first story again!