Matinicus --  An Island Mystery - Darcy Scott This book follows Gil Hodges, a botanist and professor, as he takes a sabbatical from teaching after a tryst with a grad student turns into something dark. Gil goes to Matinicus, an island off the coast of Maine (Which is an actual island in real life), to catalog the plant life on the island. What Gil discovers is a tight-knit island filled with secrets. What he discovers on the island will have him the target of a killer. The book also follows Tiffany, a local teenager who is struggling with life on the island, and Hannah, a resident of the island in 1829. The descriptions of the scenery in this book were exquisite. I could see the island in my mind and could almost feel the spray of the water. It felt just like a vacation (one filled with ghosts and murder, but a great vacation none-the-less).I loved the switching back and forth from 1829 to 2005. The way Darcy Scott wrote the diary entries from 1829 was absolutely beautiful. The diary entries really hooked me into this book. I found it fascinating that although much time had past the island and the people on it were strangely similar. I also loved the fact that while readers are learning more about Hannah Gil is as well. I had many of the same opinions about the events in 1829 as Gil did and it made me connect more with Gil.I can't talk about this book without talking about the ending (obviously). I had read reviews and blurbs about this book that had been raving about a twist at the end. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the twist. It doesn't come until the very end and it will leave you breathless. Well done Darcy Scott! I look forward to more from this series. Until then I will be checking out her previous book.[I received this book from a Librarything Members Giveaway. That does not affect the content of my review.]