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.
Here the story continues (prior familiarity with the preceding books is recommended) with the "Puffin Man" (who is dating Susan), Karen Andersen (who wonders about the true origins of her infant son and his connection to Mateguas Island), and a family that returns to the island which served as a scene of terror in the past.
The changes aren't over, yet: as each family member uncovers new challenges and horrors and a new body emerges to add to the previous roll call of carnage, it seems 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.
Bill, Karen, Terri, and Dex's fates seem predetermined and unshakable - or are they? Amidst a series of events that winds around a terrible truth and requires its protagonists to make difficult choices, 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.