A young woman, searching for answers .... A man, trying desperately to remember what he has forgotten .... What secrets lie buried? What mysteries are waiting, patiently, beneath this island's pristine exterior? Come back ... back to the mythos, passion, and magic ....Read more...
A young woman, searching for answers .... A man, trying desperately to remember what he has forgotten .... What secrets lie buried? What mysteries are waiting, patiently, beneath this island's pristine exterior? Come back ... back to the mythos, passion, and magic .... RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND From multiple award-winning author, Linda Watkins, comes the eagerly-awaited sequel to her highly acclaimed novel, MATEGUAS ISLAND FINALIST IN HORROR 2014 READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD COMPETITION "Fans of Watkins's MATEGUAS ISLAND will welcome this solid sequel...Watkins smoothly integrates the paranormal with a complex family drama." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "This is a quick-paced story portraying a wide range of human emotions, deadly supernatural forces and ancient Native American beliefs that may help the characters survive the ordeal in store. It explores the depths of love and loss, dedication and defiance, innocence and desire - all in spite of the threat of losing everything. This is supernatural fiction at its best with a hint of coming-of-age enlightenment to appeal to younger readers as well as readers of all ages." Melinda Hills for READERS' FAVORITE "The real power in Return To Mateguas Island lies not so much in its inclusion of supernatural rituals as in its exploration of simmering emotions that lay just under the surface...Thus, its power and strength are most evident in its explorations of interpersonal relationships...the supernatural force described serves as a catalyst for events; not the end-all of these explorations. And it's the centrifuge of a whirlwind of emotional forces that swirl around all involved in the backdrop that is Mategaus Island and its mystical heritage ... the compelling draw of the island and its mysteries create suitable devices for a novel that excels in emotional interconnections with a dash of supernatural suspense added in for good measure." D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW "The use of lore and characters from Native American tribes is rendered beautifully, with the honor and respect so often overlooked in contemporary books ...Though it's the second in a trilogy, this tale has a satisfying beginning, middle, and end--a journey readers won't soon forget and one they will want to continue until all their questions are answered" Julie York for InD'Tale Magazine, February 2016. "Return to Mateguas Island by Linda Watkins was a gripping read ... Excellent storyline, excellent characters in an all-round thrilling read. Linda's attention to detail is second to none and the book is very professionally written. Loved it " Anne-Marie Reynolds for READERS' FAVORITE "Linda Watkins' contemporary dark fantasy, Return to Mateguas Island: A Tale of Supernatural Suspense, is well-written and fast-paced. While this is the second book in Watkins' Mateguas Trilogy, the author gives enough background to enable it to stand on its own, but the first book, Mateguas Island, is as marvelous, dark and brooding as this one is, and I'd recommend starting from there ...The Indian folklore that serves as the basis for this trilogy is so compelling, and Terri's interactions with Charlie, the elder Indian at the museum were powerful and intriguing ... Return to Mateguas Island: A Tale of Supernatural Suspense is absorbing dark fantasy, and it's most highly recommended." Jack Magnus for READERS' FAVORITE RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND is the second full-length novel in the MATEGUAS ISLAND TRILOGY.
- ISBN-13: 9780990883104
- ISBN-10: 0990883108
- Publisher: Argon Press
- Publish Date: March 2015
- Page Count: 408
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.51 x 0.91 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.14 pounds
Series: Mateguas Island #3
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-09-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Fans of Watkinss Mateguas Island will welcome this solid sequel. During a violent storm on the Maine island, Bill Andersen apparently drowns in a swamp behind the family house, but his body is never recovered. Ten years later in California, his teenage twin daughters, Terri and Sophie, want to return to Mateguas to determine his fate once and for all. Their desire to rake over the past doesnt sit well with their mother, Karen, who has moved on and remarried. In the end, Karen agrees to accompany the girls to the island, where Terri and Sophie learn, among other startling facts, that they have a half-brother, the product of an affair their father had with their teacher. The Andersens soon find that something unnatural is at work after an owl and a murder of crows attack Karen without provocation. Watkins smoothly integrates the paranormal with a complex family drama. (BookLife)