Nick and Mel Summers are a happily married young couple trying to start a family. That is, until an intruder breaks into their home and Nick, in a panic, accidently kills the man. He confides in his neighbour, police officer Nathan Ballack, who advises getting rid of the body.
What he doesn’t know is that Ballack is a man with his own dark secrets. Was this a man Nick had any right to trust?
The couple are now faced with a nightmare scenario – a dilemma that could present itself to anyone of us – destroying forever the belief that we are safe and secure in our own homes. But this is just the beginning of Nick’s nightmare. A sinister blanket of greed and corruption descends over the Summers’ house testing their relationship and pushing the couple’s sanity to the very edge.
Strewn with unexpected twists and turns, Reasonable Force is a frightening, observational tale about the moral dilemma that faces anyone who comes face to face with an intruder in their home, and what actually constitutes ‘reasonable force’. This story challenges that law and asks the question, how far should one go to protect one’s family and property?