In the midst of a snowstorm, creative writing professor, Nan Lewis, thinks she hit a deer. But then a police officer tells her that her student, Leia Dawson, has been killed in a hit-and-run on River Road. And there is blood on Nan's car. Nan finds herself reviled by the same community that supported her when her young daughter was killed in a similar accident six years ago. The people around her are hiding secrets she'll have to uncover to clear her name.