After killing a woman in a nursing home, a hit woman Ruth Keeley befriends the woman’s neighbour and a strange relationship develops between the two women. In their conversations Ruth reveals piece by piece her life as a contract killer. Based on the real life story of Ruth K., codename for a Canadian hit woman from New Brunswick who killed numerous people all over the Eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida according to a 2004 FBI report. She was particularly adept at burking elderly patients in rest homes and employed the garrotte and revolver. Rumours have it that she threw in the towel in 2008 after the disappearance of her handler - a bail bonds operator in Maine.