Vanessa found herself looking straight into a large, salivating mouth with razor-sharp fangs. Above it, two glowing red eyes pulsed to the sound of her heart… When Vanessa visits a friend's family on their ranch in Mexico, she's expecting a relaxing summer. Instead, she enters a shadowy world of mysterious animal death, magical curses, and dark family secrets. Vanessa's hosts are in trouble. Their ranch is struggling; there's been no rain, and animals are being killed by an unidentified predator. Could it be the mythical creature mentioned in her mother's cryptid files-the bloodsucking Chupacabra? Or do the ranch's misfortunes have something to do with the family's painful past? As Vanessa tumbles headlong into the mystery of the Chupacabra, she discovers that nothing is quite what it seems.