This is the story of a family in the northeast, the father, David, is a vet, the mother, Sarah, is a stay at home mom, Sam is the older child and his sister, Mia, is the baby of the family. The family has a normal life, the dad answers vet calls from home. One day he and Sam decide to go hunting, and an unknown person accidently shoots Sam, who falls from the tree and hits his head. Sam falls into a coma. The family gathers round him for a log vigil. The police can not find any clues to who fired on Sam, but awhile after the incident, the family begins to get calls where the caller will not say anything when they answer. The family slowly begins to become unhinged as David imagines that every person he meets is the gunman. He also begins to imagine that a spaceship comes at night and only he can see it.
One day, Sam wakes up from his coma but even he has no clue who shot him. A few weeks later a stranger comes to the door. David imagines it must be the shooter, but it turns out to be his a son he did not know he had. (He became a sperm donor in college, to pay the bills). The son tries to help David find the gunman, but can only guess who it mught be. Then the son, Mark, asks something of David, that he can hardly believe and it turns the family on its end. Mark needs his father’s kidney to get off dialysis. Sarah is greatly opposed to the idea, so one day DAvid just slips away and goes to the hospital and donates his kidney.
Will the family ever find out who shot Sam or ever be the same after David’s donation? Read and see.