Hearts of Prey
Shaka Reed is an outsider, not only because she struggles to relate to her peers, but because she has a secret ability that sets her apart: she is a shape shifter. In the deep woods of her Northern Minnesota home, never does she feel more herself than when she is running through the forest on animal feet.
Her secret is known only to her grandfather, not her life long and magnanimous friend Rena, or the charming new stranger who keeps turning up in her path.
But despite her discretion, her secret is out and the wrong people know.
Now a pharmaceutical scientist has made it his life's work to give this supernatural ability to those born without it, but at a horrible cost to Shaka and those like her. Now she has no choice but to embrace her true nature if she is going to stop him from turning her people into test subjects.