After the death of her husband, Ebony Burrows follows through on her dream to move to a property they'd purchased some years back at Hope Creek, near Whispers Gully.
When she arrives, she is warned to lock up after sundown. Ebony isn't into superstitions or small-town gossip until Mr Handsomeness, the next-door neighbour, and the recent caretaker, introduces himself as Tyler Hanson.
He repeats the warning she had from the real estate agent when she picked up the keys. Hope Creek is not a safe place for a woman to live alone, and she must lock up after sundown. Her suspicions are aroused when Tyler becomes an annoying neighbour.
Ebony discovers a murder-suicide happened in the woolshed at Hope Creek five years ago and she thinks she's made a rash decision. Worse still, whoever is responsible for the unnerving incidents about her house is targeting her and not the community of Whispers Creek. Ebony doesn't know who to trust.
Are two of the most wanted criminals in Australia responsible? Does someone else have a vendetta against her? Or perhaps it's the stranger who knocks on her door after sundown.