Jonetta longs for balance in her life. The balance that she feels when she’s at her cabin in the forest, swimming in the pond, taking an outdoor shower or solving a crossword with the radio on in the background. The simple life when drinking her morning coffee takes as long as it needs. But Ragnar is also there, her adult son. Ragnar lives at home and doesn’t have a job. He has piles of unopened bills in his room. He goes with his mother on holiday, decides what tv-programs they watch, lets her wash his dirty laundry and only gives monosyllabic answers, if he bothers to answer her at all. The sweet boy she raised seems long gone.
Then, within the space of a few short weeks, unexpected events turn everything upside down. A woman has entered her son’s life, and there seems to be hope for him after all. But when things take a sinister turn, Jonetta is forced to ask herself if she really knows her son. Can she save him? Does she even want to?
Heartbreaker is an insightful and humorous, disturbing and suspenseful story of the relationship between parent and children. How far are you willing to go for your child before something finally breaks?