Mimi Shapiro had a disturbing freshman year at NYU, thanks to a foolish affair with a professor who still haunts her caller ID. So when her father offers the use of his remote Canadian cottage, she's glad to head up north. The key is hidden where her dad said it would be, so she's shocked to find someone living there! Jay, a young musician, who is equally startled to meet Mimi. What's more, he accuses her of leaving strange and threatening tokens inside: a dead bird, a snakeskin, a cricket soundtrack in his composition. But Mimi has just arrived, so who is responsible? And more alarmingly, what does the intruder want?