Reese's Leap


"Honorable Mention" — 2013 New England Book Festival Awards


Reese's Leap

"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."

Jen Blood, author of the Erin Solomon Mysteries


"A superbly crafted story... a mind twisting mystery."
Katherine Mayfield,
author of The Box of Daughter

"Reese's Leap is master stroke from a very
talented writer. It 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 mystery and clean, lyrical prose,
you won't want to miss it."

Susan Russo Anderson, author of the Serafina Florio Mysteries

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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