This is a murder mystery. Plain and simple. Or is it?

5 friends — Karl, Devon, Smith, Jason and DanDan — are on the verge of graduating high school. So they decide to head out to one more party. With soaring spirits, they arrive at their lake, pitch camp, and set about celebrating the last days as youths. They swim. They laugh. They get hammered. And things go terribly wrong. Their lives are changed forever.

CROUCHING AT THE DOOR tells the story of these five friends — their family lives, their friendships, their school and their last days together.