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A late winter storm connects the past to the present
on November 2, 2015
Claire is a reporter for a family owned newspaper in Seattle. She has suffered a tragedy and is just getting back on her feet, but is struggling with her relationship with her husband, whose family owns the paper. She is assigned to cover the late winter storm, dubbed a “blackberry winter”, comparing it to its counterpart storm in the 1930s. Claire feels uninspired until she stumbles upon the story of a missing boy, only three years old. The story flips between Claire and that of single mother, Vera Ray, who is struggling to keep her hotel maid job while taking care of her young son. When he disappears, she is distraught and desperate and takes great risks to find her son. As Claire digs in to find out what happened, clues begin to appear on both sides of history, leading to some startling revelations in both the past and present.