The suburban gated community of Eden Village is a safe place, they are told. Enclosed by a thick stone wall with only one way in and one way out, it promises refuge from the violence, crime, and uncertainty of city life. The application process is extensive and the rules are strict, but for fearful residents, it’s a small price to pay to live in a community that hasn’t seen one instance of crime in fifty-five years.
To celebrate its crimeless history, residents participate in The Breach, a one-day annual event in which one person is anonymously assigned to carry out a harmless crime. This year, someone has broken into Fitz Mercer’s cottage. It’s a simple crime but for one unusual detail: a riddle left by The Crook that hints of a more sinister intent. As a security guard elected detective for the day, Tripp begins to follow its clues, encountering more riddles that reveal residents’ darkest secrets—including his own. Later that evening, Tripp realizes that the break-in was a diversion from a much more serious crime: kidnapping. Battling The Association’s reluctance to disrupt the sense of safety and the increasing evidence that Eden Village is not what it claims to be, Tripp must uncover the truth and confront his own chilling past to find the missing child before it’s too late.
THE GATE WAS BUILT TO KEEP
DANGER OUT. BUT WHAT IF
DANGER WAS ALREADY IN?
When Frank's family home burns down, he is left with no insurance, little savings and a 5-year-old daughter in need of serious medical care. When a stranger offers him a place to stay, he takes it. But it’s no ordinary home – it’s a mansion in the heart of the most expensive area in town.
One night, he stumbles upon one million dollars hidden beneath the floorboards – enough money with which to rebuild his life – and considers taking it. Until he learns it belongs to Forrest – a gang leader and ex-military lieutenant. Lured by Forrest’s promise of more money that he desperately needs, Frank enters a world of criminal activity.
But when Forrest’s $10 million diamond he intended to sell goes missing, Frank is his primary target. Fearing for their lives, Frank sends his daughters on a road trip across the country to a man who promises to keep them safe. But neither Frank nor his daughters know they carry with them the one item that can prove Frank’s innocence and stop Forrest’s merciless search for revenge.