Reese's Leap—An Island Mystery (Island Mystery Series, #2)
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 and bent on 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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Reese's Leap—An Island Mystery (Island Mystery Series, #2) Reviews

  • Julia
    Jun 22, 2014


    Reviewed by Julia for Readers' Favorite.Reese's Leap is the second instalment in the Island Mystery Series by Darcy Scott, following 2012’s Matinicus. Botany’s answer to Indiana Jones, whisky- and women-loving Dr Gil Hodges, is back. This time he is a rather unwelcome visitor...

  • Abigail
    Sep 25, 2013


    I adore books written with the backdrop of the New England coastline. When I lived in New England, the small Islands are where we summered at with the kids when they were younger. Growing up in the Pacific NW when I was not camping with the YMCA, my family would sale and camp in the sm...

  • Fenny
    Sep 17, 2013


    The main point of view given in this story is of Gil Hodges, who ends up on the island accompanying his friend David Duggan for the day. However, fog keeps them at the all-women retreat of five girl friends. Then Pete appears, searching for the truth about his brother Earl. Or is he?My...

  • Harvee
    Sep 13, 2013


    The story becomes quite suspenseful as events spin out of control for the five women who are vacationing on Mystery Island and who don't know the reason for being targeted by a strange intruder.A good plot, though improbable in parts, fuels the novel, as do the descriptions of the fict...

  • Susan
    Aug 27, 2013


    Darcy Scott pens "Reese's Leap" in a fast paced, well written plot filled with suspense and mystery. Between her characters that were very well developed, believable and likable and the story line that was filled with twists, turns and the suspense, I had a hard time putting the book d...

  • Ryder Islington
    Aug 13, 2013

    Ryder Islington

    Review by Ryder IslingtonI wasn’t sure what this book was about at first. It starts with five women who get together every year for a week on Mistake Island, off the coast of Maine, where there is no electricity, no running water, and no phones. The point is for them to get out of...

  • Peggy Regnier
    Jul 25, 2013

    Peggy Regnier

    Reese’s Leap is the sequel to Matinicus it takes place on Mistake, a private island minus all modern conveniences. Gil Hodges, the protagonist, working as a professor/botanist is a sexy, funny, thoughtful, sometimes unthinking guy. And I must add, has a penchant for needy and trou...

  • Maggie
    Jun 6, 2013


    Interesting mysterying and boy does Gil know how to pick em haha.*won from goodreads giveaway* ...

  • Kirsten McKeown
    May 25, 2013

    Kirsten McKeown

    Boy-o! Gil sure does have the most terrible taste in women... Someone needs to do a TV show for each book in this series! Can't wait for the next one, in which we return to Matinicus for some unfinished business... ...

  • Tina
    May 22, 2013


    Gil Hodges is not my idea of someone I'd like walking in the door being introduced by my daughter. But as the hard drinking, raunchy-mouthed, over-sexed, college professor/botanist who finds himself marooned on a desolate primitive Maine coastal island with five VERY type A women, his ...