Linda Watkins

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"Any who like horror stories and gothic fiction will find Mateguas Island an exceptional read" ~Midwest Book Review
"Fans of Watkins's Mateguas Island will welcome this solid sequel…Watkins smoothly integrates the paranormal with a complex family drama." ~Publishers Weekly
"A deftly crafted contemporary gothic thriller" ~Chanticleer Book Review

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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...

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 highly acclaimed, award-winning, Mateguas Island Series.

"Ghosts Of Mateguas joins others in the Mateguas Island saga in providing 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 ... Ghosts Of Mateguas offers a compelling saga of grief, guilt, and perseverance that deftly combines suspense with supernatural intrigue. 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 and adding a dose of revelations and truths that draw together prior events in a satisfying new story just as well-crafted as its predecessors." ~ Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.

"...a vivid and poetic read that beautifully channels modern supernatural melodrama ... Watkins plays to some deeply apparent strengths in this series, and Ghosts of Mateguas is another home-run of a title. Anyone looking for something different along the lines of Shirley Jackson or Stephen King, your prayers have been answered. Ghosts of Mateguas stands as a spellbinding exemplar of modern Gothic Americana." ~ Self-Publishing Review.