Young drug addict Nathan Weaver is found murdered in a rural river and Vera wonders why he had not sold a valuable ring found on his body to finance his habit. He had briefly worked at Brian Bennick's food factory and fathered a child by Kelly, another addict he met at Father O'Brien's needle exchange. On the night he died he had been dossing at a deserted farmhouse where, several years earlier, Eddie Thurston was arrested for murdering his wife, and a suspect in the case, Jeb Branning, just happened to find the body. There are several other links between the night of Mrs. Thurston's death and the present that will ultimately assist Vera in solving both murders and the mystery of the ring.Written by
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As in the previous episode, another dead body is found in the river. This time it is a drug addict Nathan Weaver with a valuable ring found on his body, something he did not sell to finance his drug habit which intrigues Vera.
Nathan seemed to be trouble, he had briefly worked at a food factory, had a relationship with a former addict and escort and was staying at a deserted farmhouse where some years earlier a woman had died and her husband was convicted of her murder. The husband maintains his innocence and claimed that two burglars broke in. Vera seems to find more connections between Nathan and the events earlier in the farmhouse.
The episode had some nice shots of Newcastle but I thought the pace was pedestrian and at time it got too silly for me. The show wants to present everyone as a suspect, but I did like the convoluted double reveal.
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