Based on the true story of John List (William Meredith), who killed his wife, mother and three children in their home in New Jersey then disappeared without trace. Eighteen years later, in a small town in Virginia, Stephanie Hancock (Harriet Rees) is confined to her home recovering from a broken leg. To pass the time she spies on her neighbours and after watching 'America's Most Wanted' on TV, she begins to suspect that one of them, Bob Clark (also William Meredith), is actually John List. With the help of her boyfriend Danny (Derek Nelson) and best friend Melissa (Jessica Michelle Smith), Stephanie becomes determined to discover Clark's true identity. But the youngsters soon realize they've taken on more than they bargained for when the fugitive killer realizes he's being watched.