The characters Daniel and Erica are riding in the car. They are on the way to their new house because their father lost his job. During the car ride, Daniel and Erica get into a few fights but that's what most siblings do.
The family arrives at the house and Daniel and Erica find that it is in terrible shape. Erica does not get a good feeling from it and wants to go back to their old house.
The perspective changes where the reader learns that the family is being watched by an old woman who has taken and interest in Erica. The family does not know that they are being watched. This is foreshadowing events that are soon to occur and it sets up the conflict and exposition to the story.