Nick and Tasha are a couple held together by their five-year-old daughter. Until one ordinary morning, when Ellie vanishes amid the chaos of the school run. Nick knows she can't have gone far on her own, which can mean only one thing: she's not on her own. Who would take his daughter, and why? With no motive and no leads, Nick is thrown into a tailspin of suspicion and guilt.
As the newest murder squad recruit for Mildenheath CID, DS Wendy Knight knows that she will face the unthinkable, but what she does not anticipate is that a sadistic killer may be too close for comfort.
"Too close for comfort"
When a man is found dead, mutilated in his house, DS Wendy Knight and DCI Jack Culverhouse soon realize that Jeff Brelsford was killed for one reason: he was a pedophile. As Wendy does her job and tries to find the killer, Culverhouse is less keen. As far as he's concerned, this is justice. With Culverhouse's attitude and stubbornness leaving him on the sidelines, Wendy delves deeper into the dark and murky world of Jeff Brelsford, and what she discovers is enough to shock her to her core.
Stephen Lightfoot is a man of small means. He works at a supermarket, doesn't drive, and has no close friends. The one thing that keeps him going is his girlfriend, Anya. So when Anya disappears in mysterious circumstances, Stephen's life is turned upside down. He knows she hasn't just walked out on him. Something doesn't quite add up. But there's no way Stephen could ever prepare himself for the truth.
As the body count begins to rise, DS Wendy Knight and DCI Jack Culverhouse start to realize that the killer is emulating the gruesome, grisly murders of the world's most famous and elusive serial killer: Jack the Ripper.
When 17-year-old Danielle Levy goes missing, DS Wendy Knight and DCI Jack Culverhouse believe they have a routine case on their hands. Later, when a prominent local businessman is found dead in his warehouse, however, the case takes a whole new disturbing turn as Knight and Culverhouse begin to unravel the connections between the two cases, which leads to a dark and disturbing secret.
"Guilty as sin"