After a fight with her older sister, Julie, Dana Carlson left her hometown 16 years ago and has not returned since. When she learns that Julie is seriously ill, she leaves Chicago for Minnesota, hoping to finally make peace with her sister. But she arrives too late. Julie has succumbed to kidney disease, leaving behind a teenage daughter. As Dana tries to repair her relationship with her niece, she wonders about the disease that killed her sister. Could it have been caused by the chemical plant Julie worked in for so many years? A tender and suspenseful family drama from the author of The Things That Keep Us Here (2010).