Nora flees her small town after the sudden death of her lawyer husband. In Toronto, an ad lures her to rent a cheap apartment, where the landlord Henry lives in the next unit. Initially helpful to Nora, his charm hides a desire to manipulate women, leaving Nora vulnerable to his predations. The propulsive plot reveals that Nora hides secrets of her own – secrets that may save or undo her. This terrifying and essential debut novel brings forth a confident new literary voice to the trade.