ABOUT THE BOOK:
"No-one here goes to the main land, and no-one wants to.
Our boats aren't strong enough, we dun know the way, them can't understand us, we're fine as we are.
We have so many reasons; them stretch as wide as the distance to cross to take us there."
On an island of the edge of the map, boys are disappearing.
The day the tall men come from the mainland to trade, Mary's little brother goes missing.
She needs to find him. She needs to know a secret that no-one else can tell her ...
:: If you want to have a little taster of the book, you can download an extract here for free.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jess Richards was born in Wales in 1972.
She gained a first class degree from Dartington College of Arts when she was 21, then after brief stints busking and carrying on in both Leeds and London, she moved to Brighton.
She recently studied Creative Writing at Sussex University and has had a number of short stories published.
Snake Ropes is her first novel.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Jess will be on Drivetime from 1800 on Monday 28 May to talk to Simon about her book.
If you're reading Snake Ropes along with the Book Club you can chat to other readers on this page during Jess's interview.
Jess will be answering questions LIVE on this page straight after the interview.