A day like any other. A young family sets off in high spirits on a car journey: to a little house in the country which the parents have bought to spend nice weekends. But in the darkness, disaster awaits them, just like it can await anyone.
Who is the mean-looking, aloof boy at a remote petrol station? What happens to the mother when she is alone in the house, and suddenly senses a heavy, dark shadow behind her? What will become of the family whose world, once full of light and joy, suddenly tips into terror? Lisa, Jakob, and their two little daughters try to salvage their luck – but the worst blow of fate is still to come. Cooper weaves a tension that is impossible to resist. Using the most sparing means possible but with great intensity, Eberhard Rathgeb tells a story of the deep insecurity at the roots of every life, to which fear is not the only answer. If Lisa wants to carry on living, she has to find a different one.