In No Bad Deed, Chavez posits a horrific situation in which the proverb, ‘No good deed goes unpunished,’ is perverted to the extreme. While driving home from work one evening, Cassie Larkin stops to help a woman who is being savagely beaten by a man at the side of the freeway. As Cassie attempts to save the female victim, the attacker cryptically threatens to let Cassie live if she lets the battered woman die. The well-intentioned Cassie, a veterinarian, wife, and mother of two, refuses to neglect a woman in need. The assailant flees in Cassie’s van, which contains her phone and identification. The police are called to the scene and identify the dangerous criminal as wanted murderer Carver Sweet. Cassie fears that she and her family are unsafe, but she is assured by law enforcement that Carver wouldn’t have anything to gain by pursuing her.
On the next evening, which just happens to be Halloween (how appropriate), Cassie’s husband Sam inexplicably disappears while trick-or-treating with their six-year-old daughter, Audrey. Given their recent marital issues, Cassie fears that Sam has left her. But as Sam is Audrey and teenage son Leo’s primary caregiver, Cassie can’t accept that he abandoned them. As Cassie desperately searches for answers and faces difficult truths about her marriage, she and her loved ones are systematically tormented by Carver. Despite the physical threat, Cassie vows to do whatever it takes to find Sam and to keep her children safe.
Grade: A-Check Review