When Lark Myers, twenty, tells her husband of six weeks, Don, that she is pregnant, he beats her so badly that she has a miscarriage. Lark seeks refuge in the home of her older brother, Josh, and his girl friend, Robin. Lark returns to college part-time and accepts a part-time job in her brother's construction company. Lark meets Travis Coleman, Josh's electrician, when he comes to the house to retrieve some contracts. A mutual attraction develops between Lark and Travis. Lark thinks Don is in her past but slowly realizes that he is stalking her, intent on getting her back at any cost. Increasingly irrational and violent, he is a danger not only to Lark but to Robin, Josh and Travis.