He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good--he's going to find the naughty and the nice. Making a list. Checking it twice. This is only some silly story to scare kids into being good, told by every parent in the rural Lodes County. The Hat Man, always watching, day and night. Better watch out, better not cry. However, every myth has been based on a seed of truth. When a beloved girl of Lodes County goes missing, Madison and her friends are determined to unravel the mystery. As they set foot through the woods and farmlands of Lodes County, they are thrown into a web of secrets and lies, slowly realizing that the great truth that they have been seeking all this time is full of gut-wrenching horror. Just how real is the Hat Man after all?