Selena St. George (Jennifer Jason Leigh) stares at the note and news clipping: her estranged mother Dolores (Kathy Bates) has been accused of murder. Grudgingly, Selena returns to her tiny Maine hometown to offer help. Not that she believes Dolores is innocent. In truth, she harbors suspicions going back 20 years. The two circle warily, piecing together past and present, memory and fact, to reveal the startling truth behind two mysterious deaths.