Osamljena in pravkar ločena Carly Norris se preseli v luksuzno stanovanje na Manhattnu. Vanjo se zagleda pisatelj Jack Lansford, a njo bolj privlači računalničar Zeke Hawkins. Carly odkrije, da je Zeke lastnik njihove stavbe, da je zgradba opremljena s kamerami in da se je tam zgodilo nekaj nepojasnjenih umorov. Ena od žrtev je bila tudi ženska, ki je bila Carly osupljivo podobna, poleg tega pa je živela v istem stanovanju kot ona.
Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who writes thriller novels and Zeke Hawkins, the handsome owner of the apartment building. Carly finds that some of the women living in the apartment building have been murdered and the police suspect that there is a serial killer in the apartment building. Carly has a passionate and seductive love affair with Zeke, unaware Zeke has secretly wired the apartment building with hidden cameras and he has been watching the lives of each tenant living in the apartment building including Carly. Carly begins to suspect Zeke or Jack may be the serial killer responsible for the murders in the apartment building and she may be the killer's next victim.