Haunted by the tragic loss of her husband and son, bestselling author Joanna Sutton now lives in near seclusion in the rugged, snow-covered mountains of Montana.
But unbeknownst to Jo, her haven is soon to become hell when Aaron Doherty, escaped from prison during a huge earthquake, arrives at her door.
Having read all her novels, Doherty is dangerously obsessed with Jo, and now he wants to claim her as his own.
Local sheriff Tyler McBride's world is also shaken when his son goes missing in a massive snowstorm in the mountains.
But when he discovers that his one-time lover Jo has spearheaded a search-and-rescue mission - aided by Doherty - his world sinks even lower.
Two people have already been brutally murdered, and now those he cares about most are in the company of a psychopath - and in very mortal danger...