Close to home.
What would you do if, in the middle of the night as you slept, a stranger with unknown intentions crawled into your house through one of your windows? Perhaps you forgot to lock it last month…last year. When was the last time you checked? It's too late now, because they're already inside.
Excerpt from Night Stand:
I sat up and waited for my eyes to adjust to the darkness. The dog was on the floor at the foot of the bed and I could see that its ears were perked and alert, listening. It was her growl that woke me. Then I heard a noise from inside the kitchen, and I knew that it was the window with the broken latch opening.