Retiring prosecutor Jessica Yardley can't turn down one last investigation. This time, it's a set of murders inspired by a series of grisly paintings called The Night Things. She's the only one who can catch the killer, who's left a trail of bodies in a rural community outside of Las Vegas. But the more Jessica finds out, the less clear her case becomes. Out of options, she's forced to consult her serial killer ex-husband -- to gain additional insight into the crimes and the killer's motivations. By the time Jessica realizes that pursuing this case is a deadly mistake, it's too late to turn back. Can she catch the killer, or will she be the final addition to a killer's masterpiece?