This book is about a family in North Dakota. The family's mother was killed by a drunk driver named Zeke Dexter. The main characters are fifteen year old Kate, ten year old Jesse, Doc Sterling, and twenty-nine year old Zeke Dexter. Kate knew her mother the best and terribly misses her. Kate decides she hates Zeke for what he did to her mother, but it seems like the rest of the family has forgiven this young man. Zeke Dexter was a helpless drunk driver back then. The story goes on about Kate having day dreams of getting revenge over Zeke. Zeke gets released early out of jail for good behavior. He has no way of getting home but manages to get a ride half-way there. He walks and walks but gets lost when the snow gets too heavy to see. Through all his confusion he meets up with Doc Sterling and his son, Jesse, in their car trying to stay warm as they were stranded on the road in a blizzard. Kate gets so worried that she does something so stupid but succeeds. I dont want to give the whole book away, but this blizzard forces these people to live together. Kate doesnt want to face this man that killed her mother but does anyway. See what happens when a man who will do anything to get the familys forgiveness ends up in a health disaster.