Nancy and her friends are volunteering to help out families in neighboring towns who've lost their homes due to major flooding. Helping Homes is doing a project to build apartments for the displaced families and the two-time state basketball champions, the Lowell University Bullets arrive to help . . . but then awful things start to happen. Someone is sabotaging all their hard work-spray painting threats on the walls and tampering with the water valve to ruin the building-Nancy is determined to figure out who is doing this and why. Is all this trouble the product of a basketball feud . . . or something much larger?
When floods threaten her town, Nancy and her friends help save the day!
In #23 Troubled Waters, floods in the low-lying towns downriver from River Heights destroy many homes and business, and River Heights is mobilizing to contribute to relief efforts. Nancy, Bess, and George all sign on as volunteers for Helping Homes, a nonprofit that builds homes for people in need. But trouble starts when work on the new apartments is sabotaged including ruined plumbing equipment and holes smashed in newly installed drywall. Nancy wonders why anyone would hinder such a worthy project, and she immediately offers to try to find and stop the culprit.
Carolyn Keene is the author of the ever-popular Nancy Drew books.