Dakota Thompson has always tried to be the "good girl" her parents expect by graduating at the top of her class, having the right friends, and dating the right boys, and that also includes helping to run her parent’s business, Doe Run Automotive.
But when a pack of werewolves move into a town, it stirs up a desires in Dakota she never knew she harbored, such as the desire to rebel and a desire for the wrong kind of guy. In other words, she can't stop thinking about the very sexy Cal Rivers, one of the new werewolves in town. The problem? She's a deer shifter, a prey animal, and she's worried that no one, not her parents, her friends, or the town will approve because that’s what “good girls” worry about, right?
Cal Rivers, an ex-highway patrolman, has been in Peculiar for three months, and the welcome has been less than enthusiastic, with the exception of the beautiful doe shifter, Dakota. He's been threatened by her deputy brother and her ex-boyfriend, and while Cal knows if he wants to make a real go of life in Peculiar he should leave her alone, whenever she's around he can't keep his eyes or hands off her.
After a full moon, things go from precarious to catastrophic when Dakota wakes up next to the dead body of her ex-boyfriend. As one of the new predators in town, guess who’s rebellious desire is one of the prime suspects in the murder? Dakota will have to shed her "good girl" attitude if she is going to find the real killer before someone she cares about ends up the next victim.
Peculiar Mysteries series from USA Today bestselling author Renee George are laugh-out-loud, grip the edge of your seat, and swoon as you fall in love tales of mystery, humor, and romance that take place in the small (fictional) Ozark shifter town of Peculiar, Missouri.