When Captain David Dillon's jeep runs out of fuel by a grand house, he has no idea what is waiting for him on the other side of the imposing front door. After a simple request to borrow the telephone and a chance meeting with the man of the house Tom Wilton, Dillon soon realises that the man's wife Laura is suffering terrible abuse at the hands of her alcoholic and aggressive husband. Compelled to act, Dillon befriends Laura and soon falls in love with her. In order to be together they must rid themselves of Wilton once and for all but how do you plan the perfect murder? And is Laura the longsuffering wife she appears to be?