Book Review-Storm Island: A Kate Pomeroy Mystery (The Kate Pomeroy Mysteries Book 1)-Linda Watkins | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Storm Island: A Kate Pomeroy Mystery (The Kate Pomeroy Mysteries Book 1)-Linda Watkins

Monday, December 17, 2018

This mystery with a lot of psychological suspense will twist your mind this way and that! What a roller coaster ride!!

Kate is a resident in a hospital and is also having a kind of affair with one of the surgeons. She decides to take a quick nap before a surgery she is going to be helping with when she hears a conversation between one of the doctors and an unknown stranger. Her "friend" brings her a Latte. In the operating room Kate gets delusional and is admitted to the hospital.

They want to admit her to a psych hospital--luckily her Father-a bigwig in the hospital system-wants her to have more days. He then decides to send her to his sister-a well known psychiatrist. She decides that Kate needs rest and relaxation and brings her to the summer house Kate hasn't been to since the night her Mom died.

What happens from this point forward is surreal and you will not be able to put the book down until you have finished it!

And yes, I will continue reading this series!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

From award-winning, USA Today Bestselling Author, Linda Watkins, comes a new contemporary gothic series to chill your bones and warm your heart.

A body found hanging from the ceiling fan in the tower room of the old manor house on Storm Island.

For nineteen years, Kate Pomeroy has suppressed that memory. A second-year-resident in surgery, she thinks she has her life under control. But a curious conversation overheard while taking a catnap launches her on a descent into a world filled with nightmarish visions that cause her to doubt her own sanity.

Sent to Storm Island to rest and recuperate from an apparent breakdown, Kate is forced to come to grips with memories of the summer her mother died as well as new terrors that plague her mind. Even the blossoming of an unexpected romance with islander, Jeremy Bradshaw, cannot keep her fears at bay for long.

The discovery of a strange little silo, hidden deep in the woods, spurs Kate to action as she tries to unravel its mysteries. But is the silo real or just another illusion created by her tortured mind?

Storm Island, A Kate Pomeroy Mystery, is the first book in a series of mysteries taking place on Storm, a remote island off the coast of Maine.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Linda Watkins is the author of the multi-award-winning MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES. She currently resides in Sedona, Arizona and, in another life, was a Senior Clinical Financial Analyst at Stanford University School of Medicine. In 2006, she packed her belongings and, along with her four rescue dogs, took the plunge and moved to a remote island off the coast of Maine. It was there that she wrote MATEGUAS ISLAND, which has garnered the following awards:

* 2014 Gold Medal, Supernatural Fiction, Readers Favorite International Book Award Competition
* 2014 First Place Award, Contemporary Gothic, Chanticleer Book Review, Paranormal Awards
* 2015 Outstanding Novel in Horror/Suspense, IAN Book of the Year Awards

The second novel in the series, RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND, was also awarded a First Place in Contemporary Gothic Fiction in the 2015 Chanticleer Book Review’s Paranormal Awards and was named 2015 Finalist in Horror by Readers Favorite International Book Award Competition, and 2016 Finalist in Horror by the IAN Book of the Year Awards.

GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS, the third novel in the series, was published in early 2016 and, in 2017, was named "Finalist in Thrillers" in the Book Excellence Awards and "Finalist in Horror/Suspense" in the IAN Book of the Year Awards.

In addition to the MATEGUAS books, in 2017, Linda published a new stand-alone novel, SUMMER GIRL, and a novella, SARAH & ZOEY, A STORY ABOUT THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

Today, she is working on a new series of gothic fiction, THE KATE POMEROY MYSTERIES, the first installment of which she hopes to publish in late 2018. Also, on her agenda will be to write the fourth installment in THE MATEGUAS SERIES.

Serious about dog welfare and rescue, all net proceeds from sales of THE MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES are donated to Linda's charitable trust, The Raison d'Etre Fund for Dogs, Dedicated to Rescue and Research.

Linda is a member of the Horror Writers Association, The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers, The International Association of Crime Writers (N.A.), and the Authors Guild.

To take a look at her other works or communicate with her, please visit her website (, her blog where she posts book reviews and other features ( and/or her novel website, dedicated to the Mateguas Island Series (

Author's Website

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