Some secrets don’t stay buried.
If sixteen-year-old Hannah doesn’t score big on her AP Biology exam, she won’t get into the pre-veterinary medicine program of her dreams. But between her biology teacher assigning her an absurd research project, her friend Livvy keeping secrets, and a former nemesis igniting sparks of attraction she can’t ignore, Hannah’s focus is as steady as a three-legged puppy.
Hannah is convinced the school year can’t get any harder… until Livvy is killed by a mountain lion. Struggling to accept her best friend’s demise, Hannah researches mountain lions for her project. As she digs deeper into the species’ hunting behavior, she unearths conflicting facts about her friend’s death and reaches a staggering conclusion.
Can Hannah catch the killer before it’s too late, or will she become prey in a final hunt?
Targeted Age Group:: 12-24
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When I was a teenager, my family moved to a rural area in northern California. One of the first things our neighbors did when we arrived was warn us about mountain lion attacks. The big cats were prevalent in the area, and livestock had been killed. Since we owned horses, and one of our mares had recently given birth, our home was a prime target for an attack. We learned to make loud noises whenever we went outside, to walk in a line with the smallest child in front, and to keep yard lights on at night. We were constantly afraid. Now that I’m older and have moved away, I no longer look over my shoulder when I go outside. But I’ll never forget that time. It seemed too easy to use the fear I felt in one of my stories, and so, PREDATOR was created.