Marielle Wyatt is a quiet, softspoken woman living alone and at peace in a small town. Though she is beautiful, she keeps to herself; her life is slowly being whittled away as she works at an old antique store. But when the mysterious Enoch Blackburn assumes he knows her story, things really start to get interesting.
Enoch was counting. He counted from one to ten, and then back down to one if he still wasn't calm. It was something his mother had taught him to do when he was just boy. Some people counted backwards from ten when they were angry, in order to prevent themselves from saying something they'd regret; Enoch counted when he was afraid.
And at that moment, he was very, very afraid.