Disoriented and drugged into a paralytic state, Nick wakes up in a dark and confined location. Without a body as proof, Emily refuses to accept that Nick is dead and makes a deal to get him back, only to find that Dawkins has laid a trap and everyone is in danger.
Absentia centers on an FBI agent who, while hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial huggers, disappears without a trace and is declared dead. Six years later, she is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.