On the outskirts of North Carolina's Outer Banks sits the Paradise, an apartment complex where renters never stay long enough to call the place home and neighbors are seldom neighborly. Sara Lennox moved there to escape a complicated past and build a new life under the radar. But she can't help but notice the family next door, especially twelve-year-old Cassie and five-year-old Boon, and hears whispers of a tragedy slowly tearing them apart. When a storm threatens then slams the coastal community, Sara makes a bold decision: Rescue Cassie and Boon from the storm and their broken home without telling a soul. But her seemingly noble act is not without consequences. Some lethal.