When her only sister suddenly dies, Dana Carlson is drawn back to the small Minnesota town she'd turned her back on years before. When she gets there, she discovers that Black Bear has changed, and so have the people in it. Julie's left behind a shattered teenaged daughter and a mystery - what killed her may be killing others, too. Why is no one talking about it? Dana soon finds herself struggling to uncover the truth, but no one wants to hear it, included Peyton, who can't forgive her aunt for her absence all these years. Dana had left to protect her own secrets, but Black Bear has a secret of its own - one that could tear Dana's life, her family, and the whole town apart. In this stunning novel of redemption, regret, and the complex ties of familial love, critically acclaimed author Carla Buckley examines the truths people keep hidden, and those they fight to expose.