Jessie and Carl have made a terrible mistake. When Jonah came to their cabin in the Maine woods, asking to use the phone, they should never have let him in. But Jessie took pity on him. She was thinking of her own missing daughter, Sylvie, and hoping she was receiving the same kindness - wherever she was. So they invite him in and soon discover that this stranger at their table kws all about them. About Sylvie, their troubled daughter and the secrets they haven't revealed to each other during forty years of marriage. By morning, they realize the young man has intention of leaving. Jessie and Carl are w captives in their own home. Over the next twenty-four hours, as Jonah's threats escalate, the couple struggle to outwit him and stay alive. Each must fight to hold on to sanity at a time when the edge of madness has never been so near.
Cynthia Thayer is the author of Strong for Potatoes and A Certain Slant. She has led workshops for the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and taught fiction writing at the University of Maine. She is a founding member of the Meetinghouse Theatre Lab. She lives with her family on a waterfront organic farm in Gouldsboro, Maine