A corpse in the river. A child mown down. A fugitive slaughtered. Three untimely deaths mean three murder investigations--unless, of course, they are all part of the same case. Starting back at work after maternity leave, DCI Janine Lewis finds herself in the thick of two major cases--a young woman recovered from the River Mersey and a schoolgirl killed in a hit and run. As she and her team fight to unravel the story behind each death, Janine struggles with an insomniac baby, a traumatized little boy, an errant ex-husband and a sardonic boss.