McGrath, Alaska is a stereotypical small town. Tucked away in the middle of Alaska with a population of roughly 350, the townspeople are fairly familiar with each other. Things don't change in McGrath. And that's the way everyone likes it. Anne Carlson is finishing up her junior year in high school when a series of disappearances--always in three's--begins to occur. Her father, the part of the local police team, is putting in extra time to figure out what is behind the disappearances. Crime is rare in this town to begin with, and something of this escalation is unheard of. And what's even more strange are the two new boys that moved into the town. Dark, mysterious, and unfriendly, they keep the townspeople on edge and suspicious of their every move. Children stop and watch as they walk by, mothers warn their daughters not to mess with those people. But Anne Carlson just can't help it. There's something strange going on. And she's got a burning curiosity. But curiosity killed the cat, right?