PlotA small mountain village, Avechot. A foggy night, a strange incident. The man driving was travelling alone. He is uninjured. So why are his clothes stained with blood? The man's name is Vogel and until recently he was a famous police officer. And he shouldn’t have been there. A meek and patient psychiatrist tries to get him to tell what happened, but realises he doesn’t have much time. It was necessary to start a few months ago. When, two days before Christmas, precisely amidst those same mountains, a sixteen-year-old girl disappeared: Anna Lou had red hair and freckles. But the nothingness that swallowed her up forever hides a mystery bigger than she ever was. A web of secrets that came from the past, because in Avechot nothing is what is seems and no one tells the whole truth. This was not a disappearance like the others. In this story every deception hid another, even more perverse one. And perhaps Vogel had finally found the solution to this evil design: he knows the name of the shadow that hides in the fog, because “the downfall of the devil is his vanity”... But perhaps it is now too late for Anna Lou. And even for him.