Raised by an indulgent and wealthy father, Mattie has led a privileged and protected life. But circumstances intervene, and she finds herself beyond her depth and in trouble. Desperate to survive when she realizes she has been left abandoned on a remote and dangerous Canadian Island, Mattie panics and causes herself more distress. Upon calmer investigation she finds that native Ojibway have left behind markings on the rock walls. After searching the area thoroughly, Mattie discovers that no one now occupies the island except for wild animals. Surrounded by the distant sound of wolves in the dark and chilly night, deep and mysterious water too far from land to swim, perilous weather, and having no food or boat, can Mattie find the inner strength to save herself?