Mateguas Island: A Novel of Terror and Suspense

Mateguas Island: A Novel of Terror and Suspense

by Linda Watkins
Mateguas Island: A Novel of Terror and Suspense

Mateguas Island: A Novel of Terror and Suspense

by Linda Watkins


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On a remote island off the coast of Maine, a troubled family is trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and start over. But unbeknownst to them, the property they have inherited is steeped in ancient magic - magic that could seek to destroy and devour them.

An arcane locked box, a strange and foreboding trail into the woods, a seductive young woman, and tales of a malevolent Indian spirit, are just some of the perils Karen Andersen must face in order to find a way to save her family.

A spine-tingling tale filled with passion, lies, and betrayal, Ms. Watkins debut novel, will have you sleeping with the lights on!


"Native American folklore blends with a tale of suspense and horror in the multifaceted Mateguas Island....Mateguas Island employs a device other authors (most notably Stephen King in his classic novel The Shining) have successfully used in placing danger both outside and within the family structure.... Surprising twists and turns and a powerful old box filled with magic: these are the elements of a fine horror story that slowly builds its plot with believable protagonists and engrossing color...Any who like horror stories and gothic fiction will find Mateguas Island an exceptional read."
~Midwest Book Review

" ...a frightening read that only gains in intensity the further you dare to go."
~H. William Ruback, author of "the SHORT of it..."

"MATEGUAS ISLAND will draw you into its world, page after page. Read it tonight after the sun sets and darkness grips your home."
~Robert James Jackson, author of "Moon Strike"

"MATEGUAS ISLAND is a crisp story for a stormy night when the house is creaking, rain is rattling on the window panes and you just know Something is Out There."
~J. Scott Payne, author of "A Corporal No More."

"From the first goose bumps when you learn of the old Indian woman's death to the final conclusion of this book, Linda Watkins keeps you mindful of that macabre presence waiting for you just beyond the shadows where things can and do turn deadly."
~Steve LeBel, author of "Bernie and the Putty."

"MATEGUAS ISLAND by Linda Watkins is a suspenseful novel that quickly pulled me in with well-developed characters, a tight plot and a fascinating story line...One of the best I've read in this genre. It kept me up reading late into the night."
~Darlene Blasing, author of "Bargain Paradise"

"I was immediately transported to this rocky sea-side setting and the sense of isolation was conveyed easily. There is just enough suspense to keep the reader hooked...I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good page-turner to curl up with!"
~Melissa Miles, Melissa's Reviews

"Mateguas Island is a well written book!!...I truly love endings that make me drop my mouth because I didn't see it coming! I can not wait to read more from this author!! Great book!!"
~Barb's Review - Goodreads

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ISBN-13: 9780991055449
Publisher: Linda Watkins
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Born in Norwich, Connecticut, author Linda Watkins moved to Michigan when she was four years old. After graduating from college, she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and worked as a senior clinical financial analyst at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Now retired, Linda lives in Muskegon, Michigan.

Christina Delaine is a SOVAS Voice Arts Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator who has recorded over 100 audiobooks. She is also an Audie Award nominee. An accomplished stage and voice actor, Delaine has appeared on stages across the country and has voiced scores of commercials and video games.

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