In the progressive suburb of Shaker Heights, everything is planned and perfect - and resident Elena Richardson embodies this the most.
When enigmatic single mother Mia Warren and her teenage daughter Pearl rent a house from the Richardsons, all four Richardson children become drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia has a secret past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend the carefully curated community.
When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle ensues that divides the town, with Mia and Elena ending up on opposite sides.
Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena seeks to uncover the mysteries behind Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestselling novel.