A family is terrorised by a pair of quirky psychopaths who hold them prisoner in their isolated country home.
As the drama unfolds it looks increasingly as though the Anchor-Ferrers, a well to do family with a double-banger surname, are headed for the chopping block.
But the BBC television series Wolf (2023) has more twists and turns than a snake as it slithers across the desert floor.
The Anchor-Ferrers consist of father Oliver, mother Matilda and adult daughter Lucia who may or may not have issues.
Their tormentors — detectives Honey and Molina — seem to have some sort of agenda, but they’re up for a bit of fun in the process — albeit twisted.
But who is this Bones they keep referring to?
Just as we begin to ponder the fate of family members, we’re introduced to the detective DI Jack Caffery, who blames himself for the disappearance of his 10-year-old brother 25 years ago.
He believes it was his next-door neighbour, who kidnapped and killed his brother but has never been able to prove it.
It is obviously the main reason he became a cop.
A third storyline involves the Donkey Pitch murders, the gruesome double murder of two teenagers, who were disembowelled while still alive.
Someone confessed to the crime and is in gaol, but did he really do it?
More importantly, viewers, how are these events all linked, because linked they must be?
You’ll have to watch Wolf to find out, but pay attention because it’s complicated.
The six-part series is based on the book Wolf by English author Mo Hayder, the seventh in a series featuring the troubled detective Jack Caffery.
Kristoffer Nyholm directed the first three episodes, with Lee Haven Jones directing the final three.
Wolf stars Sacha Dhawan as Honey and Iwan Rheon as Molina, who blaze as two whacky fellows who pose as police detectives in order to gain entry to the Anchor-Ferrers’ home, located at Monmouthshire in the Welsh countryside.