Andrea McIntyre is about to start medical school when a senseless crime turns her world upside down and takes away everyone she holds most dear. A masked killer invades her home, kills her entire family, and after having his way with her, leaves Andrea for dead. She manages to survive however, and she goes into hiding to keep herself safe. Six years later, when the killer is caught, Andrea decides to return to her childhood home, where she must face both the ghosts of that horrible night and an unspeakable truth that she is desperate to hide. With her is the one thing in life she values more than anything else: her daughter Nicole.
As she begins her residency, things seem to be looking up for Andrea. There is a new love interest, a great nanny for Nicole, and a bright future on the horizon. But it doesn't take long for death to come knocking on Andrea's door again. As the bodies start piling up, Nicole starts acting up, and Andrea is faced with a fear unlike anything she's ever encountered before. Then she realizes that the face of death that has haunted her for years is not only still out there, it has a frightening hold on her daughter, Nicole. Andrea's determination to survive and keep her daughter safe depends on her ability to recognize and expose the killer before he can carry out his evil plan. Can she do it in time, or will the face of death win again?