Camille Tate has always run away...but vanishing whenever life gets too frightening has never solved anything. When a broken heart sends Cam to remote Orcas Island to try her hand at caretaking and writing a screenplay, she finds quiet beaches and cozy bookstores, plus a host of intriguing folks, including a rugged boat-builder, a glamorous neighbor, and a reassuring sheriff's deputy. But an escalating nest of mysteries and the haunting sense of being watched soon leave Cam wondering if she can believe her own perceptions. As intrigue turns to danger, she must decide whether there is anyone she can trust, or if it's time for her to vanish yet again.Praise for The Chameleon Chronicles:
"A delightful and atmospheric adventure set on picturesque Orcas Island, full of boats and romance and theatre people and drinking chocolate and a vulnerable but determined heroine you instantly root for. The rain-lashed small-town setting is so real I want to step right into it."
--Tina Connolly, Nebula-nominated author of Ironskin "If the strange, haunting setting of Orcas Island doesn't drag you under, the introduction to a main character as relatable and smart as she is strange will surely keep you turning pages to find out what will be revealed on the next pages. Orcas Intrigue is a unique, fast-paced, eerie mystery set at what feels like the edge of the world...and it will keep you on the edge of your seat."
--USA Today bestselling author Lyla Payne "Orcas Intrigue is one of those rare cozy mysteries where the landscape-beautiful and compelling-is as much a character as any of the interesting people that inhabit it. Laura Gayle presents Cam as a sympathetic heroine with a real and unusual problem. While reading I needed to know how she was going to learn to deal with that problem so she could get on with her life. I sincerely hope a second volume is in the offing."
--Irene Radford, author of Whistling River Resort Mysteries "A delicious, complex broth of questions, comforts-and deaths."
--Chaz Brenchley, award-winning author of Bitter Waters "Mystery and a touch of magic in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest-chef's kiss!"
--Sherwood Smith, author of Crown Duel