I just read the first book in Renee George’s paranormal series of books about people who live in a small town in Missouri. Peculiar, Mo., is inhabited by people who are shape-shifters. They usually are people, but they shift at least once a month into an animal. Some are racoons, deer, bear, squirrels, birds, etc. Only people who are shape shifters are supposed to live here. Chav, a werewolf, returns to Peculiar from California where she lived with her friend, a psychic, Ambrosia Sunshine. Only shape-shifters are supposed to live in Peculiar. However, after a short time in Peculiar, Chav sends a message to her friend, Ambrosia Sunshine, a pyschic, asking Ambrosia to come and help her search for her older brother who disappeared mysteriously and suddenly. Only shape-shifters are allowed to live in Peculiar, and Ambrosia, who does not know about shape-shifters, feels very unwelcome. The rest of the story is the search for Chav’s brother along with other people who have mysteriously disappeared over the years. The ending is somewhat gruesome and totally fitting with the story and the shape-shifters. If you want a fun read and are willing to suspend belief for a while, I recommend it highly. I’m on to the second book in the series – “Thank you for not shifting”.