RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND
A Tale of Supernatural Suspense
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From award-winning author, Linda Watkins, comes the eagerly-awaited sequel to her highly acclaimed novel, MATEGUAS ISLAND!
To a remote island, comes a young woman seeking the truth of what happened ten years before. But will the answers she seeks only serve to draw her deep into the labyrinth of mystery and magic that lies sleeping beneath this island's pristine exterior?
And will her mother be once again caught in a vicious web of love, jealousy, betrayal, and revenge that will make it impossible for her to shield her daughter from the dark forces that may ultimately seek to consume and destroy them both?
Journey with Karen Andersen and her family back to MATEGUAS ISLAND - a return to the legends, mythos, passion, and dark magic that lie just beneath the surface - waiting and longing for this chance to be reawakened!
MATEGUAS ISLAND was the Readers' Favorite 2014 Gold Medal winner in Supernatural Fiction and recipient of an "Honorable Mention" in General Fiction from the 2014 Halloween Book Festival. RETURN TO MATEGUAS is the second full-length novel in the Mateguas Trilogy.
Praise for RETURN TO MATEGUAS:
"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
"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