"Honorable Mention" — 2013 New England Book Festival Awards
"Five Stars" — Readers' Favorite Book Reviews
In this much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning Matinicus, five longtime friends—briefly freed from their complex lives for an annual, all-female retreat on Adria Jackman's remote, 200-acre enclave of Mistake Island, Maine—are forced to put the partying on hold to host the hard-drinking, bachelor botanist, Gil Hodges, stranded there for what could be days.
A hopeless womanizer, Gil is secretly pleased at the layover, but soon finds Mistake's deeply forested interior deceptively bucolic and the women a bit too intriguing for comfort, stirring both glorious memory and profound regret. When a ruthless, diabolical stranger appears out of nowhere, insinuating himself into the fold to exact a twisted kind of revenge, it falls to Gil to keep the women safe, despite their dawning awareness that not everyone will make it off the island alive.
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"A pressure cooker of a novel... a haunting, tense mystery that cements Scott as an author of the highest caliber. Five stars aren't nearly enough."
"A riveting mystery with no shortage of twists and turns. Highly recommended."
"Reese's Leap is haunting; it is scary, lyrical in its sense of place and dark in its depiction of the human condition. The storyline is taut, the characters surprising and unforgettable. If you love clean, lyrical prose, you won’t want to miss it."
"Botany's answer to Indiana Jones, whisky- and women-loving Dr Gil Hodges is back in a gripping thriller with an engaging, sympathetic hero and an intriguing story."
"Characters so good, they might just feel more real than the guy sitting next to you on the bus."