When Jade arrives in Vietnam for a visit with her estranged father, her goal is to survive five weeks pretending to be a happy family. Pretending shouldn’t be so hard; she's always lied to fit in—to be straight enough, Vietnamese enough, American enough. Her family’s house, however, has other plans. Night after night, Jade wakes up paralyzed. The walls make a humming sound while bugs shed their legs in places they don't belong. She finds strange traces of her ancestors in the gardens they once tended, including a cryptic warning from the ghost of the beautiful bride. No one believes her, but with the help of another girl, Jade is determined to prove that the house will not rest until it destroys them. And maybe this time, she can keep her family together.