Cleary, North Carolina, is the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace. Magazine publisher Lilly Martin returns to Cleary to close the sale of her mountain cabin. But as she's trying to outrun a snowstorm, her car skids on the icy road and strikes a man who emerges from the woods. They're forced to wait out the storm in her cabin, and Lilly begins to wonder if the greatest danger to her safety isn't the blizzard outside, but the mysterious man right beside her.