Josh Osborne quit school when he was 12 to work full time on his family's farm in rural Maine. He spent years laboring 16 hours a day on the farm. It was what he knew and loved, and it was promised to him. Then one day, learning that his mother planned to sell the farm to developers, Josh tried to murder her. Through probing interviews, first-rate footage and a suspenseful telling of the facts, the documentary uncovers the complicated path to committing an unthinkable crime.