Yonie Watereye lives in the bayou. The water there is full of guile, a power that changes people and objects. Yonie, 16, makes a living investigating objects affected by guile, but in fact it’s her talking cat, LaRue, who has the power to see guile. Yonie becomes aware that someone is sending harmful guile-changed objects to certain people, including herself. Her investigation becomes entwined with her hunt for the secrets of her mother’s past and leads her to discover dangers hidden within her own family. In the suspenseful adventure that follows, Yonie and her furry sidekick face challenges that could end their adventuring forever.
This book got a 3 star rating from me as the first half of the book really kept my attention, i liked the whole back story about Yonie and her cat larue. Ya really get caught up in the investigations she does with her cat as she trying to make a name for her self in the nicer part of the bayoue. For me the story started to fall flat about the middle when Yonie starts investigating about the roots of her family. The author has a great imagination and the details about the life and times of the area the story based in are nicely done. It just did keep my rapt attention the way i liked it to.