Hoping the secluded Rocky Mountains will help her heal from shooting a stalker, CJ seeks tranquility at Whispering Lake. Instead, a boating accident propels her into the life of Rick, who's engaged in an environmental study for the owner who wants to sell the property. Rick enjoys CJ's company—until her mood swings become a burden—but he softens and wants to help restore her independence when he discovers what she's been through.
Rumored to be "haunted" by dead miners still looking for riches, CJ is shaken one night when she sees dancing lights along the mountainside. The next morning, she investigates before "Reluctant Rick" can accompany her. After a gunshot rings out, he finds her water bottle, whistle, and pepper spray in the mountains—but no CJ. It's the beginning of a dangerous adventure...in which all that glitters definitely isn't gold.