A young emigrant living in Tokyo becomes the main suspect in a murder, when her girlfriend involved in a tumultuous love triangle disappears without a trace. Lucy Fly is a Swedish emigrant who lives in Japan as a translator and still struggles to feel at home. Her reluctant nature hides old scars, while the people around her continue to die, accidentally or otherwise. However, everything changes when the young woman enters into an intense relationship with Teiji, a charming and at the same time troubled local photographer. Lucy’s unperturbed exterior and their couple’s harmony begin to be destroyed when a naive newcomer, Lily Bridges, becomes entangled in their lives and ends up missing, possibly killed. An intense psychological thriller, Earthquake Bird (2019) explores cultural fascination, belonging and obsession.