Welcome to Emerald Lake -- where the security is to die for. From bestselling author Andrew Neiderman comes a chilling tale of the perfect family, the perfect neighborhood, and the perfect nightmare... Dr. Teddy Morris and his wife, Kristin, are on the verge of having everything they want. Their beautiful daughter is already five, and they expect their second child in a few months. All they need now is a bigger house... Emerald Lake is a paradise on earth, a gated community built around a glimmering lake in upstate New York. The houses are equally gorgeous -- individually designed by the community's founder, Philip Slater. As president of the Homeowners Association, Slater is the watchdog of Emerald Lake, and he makes sure that each resident does their part to keep the neighborhood beautiful. But something isn't quite right at Emerald Lake -- something beyond the strict rules and super-security. The Morrises begin to ask unwelcome questions. Like what happened to the previous owners of their house? What secret does the Homeowners Association protect? And how far will it go to protect it? Teddy and Kristin Morris get only one disturbing answer: enemies of the neighborhood are likely to be found dead wrong.