After breaking his leg during one of his dangerous photography assignments, Andreas Schmidt is confined to a wheelchair in his Hackney apartment. His front window looks out onto Shrubland Road and several other streets. During a winter snow storm in January 2010, he passes the time by watching his neighbours on his computer on Google Street View. The people he can see include a paramedic, a lonely woman, a postman, several cyclists, and a salesman. A masterpiece of narrative suspense.