Horror novelist Stephen Grimes is under pressure to complete his latest novel in time for its release date. His publisher and editor are breathing down his neck, his ex-wife is pressuring him about the divorce settlement and his sister keeps interrupting his flow. Then one fateful night, while out on a late night drive, Stephen accidentally hits a young man and rushes him to the hospital. Stephen learns that in a strange twist, the young man, Emett, shares his last name. A friendship quickly erupts into a passionate and heated affair, releasing Stephen into a life he's always held himself back from. Soon Stephen finds himself trapped in a sinister and dangerous plot hatched by Emett and his friends. The torrid love affair shows signs of cracking and something seems to be hiding in THE SHADOWS.