A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.
Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.
Sixteen-year-old Jennifer disappears one night from her village in the Ardennes. Captain Gaspard Deker leads the investigation with local cop Virginie Musso, who knew the girl well. They are helped by Eve, a lonely and mysterious woman.
This is chock full of characters and side plots and quasi noirish plot, but like "The Five" it delves into silliness rather than solid drama. Not just one Surgeon, but two who have plenty of time to be Detectives. Two women Detectives, one with a quirky hairdo (with a husband living in a trailer in the garden), a comedy relief cockney/Indian family, a Mental Institution (De Rigueur) a long lost father, and worst of all a great French actress given a lousy role to play (but at least she doesn't try on a British accent like our hero does).
It is entertaining and moves fast. Fast enough to ignore the plot holes? You decide.
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