Ghosts of Mateguas
A Mateguas Island Novel
The body of a young girl found floating in the icy waters of Scarborough Marsh...
Six men, over a span of thirty-five years, disappear without a trace...
And a harbinger of evil, so ancient it defies memory, surfaces on the rocky shores of Mateguas...
Journey, with Karen and her family, back to the mythos, passion, and magic, and join her as she seeks to finally lay to rest the GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS.
GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS is the third full-length novel in the highly acclaimed, award-winning, MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES.
"Those who love stories with some touch of mystery will not be disappointed with this one. The story, for sure, will grip readers at different levels. First off, Watkins writes with moving simplicity, a kind of prose that tantalizes and is difficult to put down, because it rings with an eloquence that is akin to the spell of the ghosts sauntering along the rocky shores of Mateguas. It can be difficult to believe a story told about humans and ghosts, but when that story is told by Watkins, it becomes as convincing as it is real.
The setting is perfect for a tale that involves the herald of evil: the rocky shores, the eternity of the sea, the marshes… The story is fast paced; the suspense is so skillfully built into the story to have the reader turning the pages, and the characters are solid enough that any reader will care about what happens to them. One would say that Ghosts of Mateguas comes with a spell that makes the book impossible to put down. Beautifully written by a writer of a rare caliber." ~ Romuald Dzemo for READERS FAVORITE
"I found Ghosts of Mateguas to be a quick-paced psychological thriller/horror story. The various stories that made up the tapestry of the whole were equally engaging, and kept me turning the pages. If you enjoy books similar to Stephen King and Dean Koontz, be sure to check out the Mateguas Island books!" ~ J. Aislynn d'Merricksson for READERS FAVORITE
Family Again Faces Supernatural Threats
Ghosts of Mategaus provides the third novel in a series that excels in blending supernatural forces with a family's relationships and the lure of an island which has changed all their lives.
The story continues with the "Puffin Man" (who is dating Susan) and Karen Anderson and a family that returns to an island which has served as the scene of a past terror. As each family member uncovers new challenges and horrors and a new body adds to the previous roll call of carnage, it seems that the lure of Mateguas Island is not only alive and well, but irresistible, once again holding the power to attract and change the lives of all who encounter it.
Prior fans of the series, especially, will find the further interactions between the characters to be engrossing and satisfying, staying true to prior events while adding deeper insights and tension and intrigue to the mix plus a dose of revelations and truths that draw together prior events in a satisfying new story just as well-crafted as its predecessors.