48-year-old Katharina has enjoyed a successful career in a Bremen research office for many years. But she has mixed feelings when she receives a commission from a best-selling Dutch author asking for information about long-established families on Sylt. She grew up on the windy North-Sea-island but has been avoiding it on a long-term basis for very specific reasons. And sure enough, her past threatens to knock her feet from under her the minute she arrives. Not only does she have to deal with her chaotic sister Imken but her first love Hannes also happens to be on the island clearing out his deceased mother’s flat. Is there truth in the adage that old love never dies?