Mary Arden's first impression of the Oregon town of Sunshine is that it doesn't fit. The town is constantly rainy with heavy fog. But she's soon busy helping her mother set up her dream boutique after her nasty divorce. But she soon notices things. The local kids stick together. There are a lot of abandoned buildings. There are hundreds of lost children. There are things in the woods, the water, the sky. Not all stories have a happy ending.