In a home invasion thriller for fans of The Girl Before and The Red Hunter, a perfect couple is threatened by a seemingly random attacker as well as by the dangerous secret they’ve been hiding.
Eleanora “Nelle” Pereira and her husband, Evan, are three months into their new suburban paradise of home ownership. With one neighbor and a state forest wrapping their house for miles, their bucolic haven gives them the anonymity and peace they have been craving after the bustle of urban Boston life. Then, one Saturday morning, the young couple are attacked and tied up in their basement by an armed and aggressive man with a singular demand: he wants Nelle to make a very important phone call. Unaware that this isn’t a chance encounter but a calculated crime, Nelle is desperate to see herself and her husband to safety. But before this long day is through, Nelle and Evan, who share a dangerous secret, will bring a violent reckoning down upon all of them.