Maya lives in a small medical-research town on Vancouver Island. How small? You can’t find it on the map. It has less than two-hundred people, and her school has only sixty-eight students–for every grade from kindergarten to twelve.
Now, strange things are happening in this claustrophobic town, and Maya’s determined to get to the bottom of them. First, the captain of the swim team drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. A year later, mountain lions start appearing around Maya’s home, and they won’t go away. Her best friend, Daniel, starts experiencing “bad vibes” about certain people and things. It does’t help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret…and he’s interested in one special part of Maya’s anatomy: Her paw-print birthmark.
This book was great. Solid writing, solid characters, and otherwise just loads of fun. I really enjoyed it. I just wish that I had gotten MORE into the mystery in the town where Maya lives, as it totally cut off just when the hint of there being a solid case. Ahh! Now I have to wait until the sequel comes out, and I totally don't want to have to wait that long :) Anyhow, Armstrong proves her powers of excellence with this book, and I was particularly pleased with it. Definitely one to check out if you get a chance!