In this thriller, a woman discovers that the young man living on her property isn't as nice as she initially believed. Jessica Michaels (Linda Purl) rents out the guest house at her estate to David Summer (Maxwell Caulfield), a quiet man who is neat, well-behaved, and courteous. Jessica figures that she could hardly ask for more from a tenant, though her daughter Laura (Stacy Hogue) is convinced that David is up to no good. And it turns out that Stacy's right; many years ago, David's father was killed, and he has come to believe that Jessica is to blame, and moving into the guest house is part of a carefully laid plan to take his revenge. The Perfect Tenant also features Earl Holliman, Melissa Behr, and Tracy Nelson.