When cougar-shifter Lily Mason moves to Moonrise, Missouri, she wishes for only three things from the town and its human population 1) to find a job, 2) to find a place to live, and 3) to live as a human, not a therianthrope. She gets more than she bargains for when a rescue pit bull named Smooshie rescues her from an oncoming car and it’s love at first sight. Thanks to Smooshie, Lily’s first two wishes are granted by the owner of the Pit Bull Rescue center, Parker Knowles, who offers her a job at the shelter and the room over his garage for rent.
Her new life as an integrator is threatened when Smooshie finds Katherine Kapersky, the local church choir leader and head of the town council, dead in the field behind the rescue center. Unfortunately, there are more suspects than mourners for the elderly town leader. Can Lily keep her less-than-human status under wraps? Or will the killer, who has pulled off a nearly Pit Perfect murder, expose her to keep Lily and her dog from digging up the truth?