When Sheldon unfolds a fortune cookie message that promises "You will find what you are missing, you will reunite with someone from your past," he is immediately convinced that his twin brother, Liam, is still alive.
Set in sleepy Abbotsford, British Columbia, Forget Me Not follows the unexpected friendship forged between precocious 10-year-old Sheldon and his neighbour, 72-year-old Millie. Despite the generations and emotional geography that separates them, they find a bond in their grief. Millie has just lost her husband of 48 years while Sheldon is struggling to make sense of Liam's recent drowning at Harrison Lake.
Both misunderstood and socially awkward, Millie and Sheldon become an invincible force and find solace in secret correspondence, a love of Nancy Drew novels, fortune cookies, their own detective work and memory keeping.
In their secret letters, Sheldon is able to confess The Terrible Thing to Millie. But as a twin, Sheldon's intuition convinces him that Liam is very much alive.
Millie becomes instrumental in the shocking twist that ruptures family trust and disrupts Sheldon's unswerving faith in Liam coming back.
Forget Me Not is an emotionally intense testament to the fragility of the human spirit, and the anchor that is found in love and friendship.