Ragged Island

Island Mystery Series, Book Three

"Winner" — 2019 National Indie Excellence Award

"Five Stars" — Readers' Favorite Book Reviews

Ragged Island

Maine botanist Gil Hodges, aka Hodge, is plagued by personal demons he can no longer keep at bay: a string of sordid, failed relationships, outrageous wrongs never put right, and a gut-wrenching trade-off made years ago with a stone-cold killer who slips in and out of his life at will—taunting him, haunting his dreams. And back with a vengeance now, it seems. Question is why.

When a chance encounter offers the promise of new love, Hodge tempts fate by taking on his murderous foe. Desperate to cut this grisly tie once and for all, he risks everything by going back to where it all started—back to Matinicus.

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"A provocative mystery that will spin you around and flip you upside down..."

Jane Sloven Jane Sloven author of Termination of Benefits

"Sharply drawn, gritty characters in a gripping story of cold-blooded murder, treachery and about-faces."

Charlene D’Avanzo Charlene D’Avanzo author of The Maine Oceanography Mysteries

"An exceptional whodunit that simmers with mystery and suspense."

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"Darcy Scott’s third island mystery, Ragged Island, is intriguing, from the first to the last page."

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