Two-part detective drama based on the novel Point of Rescue by Sophie Hannah. When the bodies of a mother and her young daughter are found in the bathroom of their luxury home, new DS Charlie Zailer and her junior colleague DC Simon Waterhouse investigate. The pair immediately clash, disagreeing over whether the case is a murder-suicide or something even more sinister.
Conclusion of the two-part detective drama. After a mother and daughter are found dead in strange circumstances, a mysterious young woman calling herself Esther visits the crime scene. DS Charlie Zailer and DC Simon Waterhouse track the woman to a bird sanctuary but she disappears, leaving behind only a photograph of an unknown mother and child. Who are they - and what is their connection to the dead family?
When Ruth Blacksmith's new partner, Aidan, reveals that he once hurt a woman called Mary Trelease, Ruth is deeply worried. She raises her concerns with Detective Sergeant Charlie Zailer who is intrigued. But when Charlie decides to call in at Ruth's house, she finds a disturbing scene. Ruth’s ex-husband, Jason Blacksmith, has been murdered. Charlie and Detective Simon Waterhouse investigate the case and find themselves divided over motives and suspects. Is Aidan a violent man? Did he murder Jason Blacksmith? And who was Mary Trelease?
Simon and Charlie interview Ruth, who is forced to admit she was with Jason when fingerprint evidence places her in his house. But she insists she didn't kill him, and only lied about being there because she was terrified of Aidan discovering her secret. Charlie begins to think they may have arrested the wrong person. But if Ruth isn't the killer, who is?
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