Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally lets loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The event of that night changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. The mystery of Abigail Lowery intrigues local police cheif Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and professional level. He suspects she needs protection from something--and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.