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Whilst out solving a case of sheep rustling, Catherine discovers a decomposed body hidden in a garage on a local estate. Raped and murdered, the victim is someone close to home. All too soon, Catherine finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation.
Meanwhile Clare bumps into her old friend Neil Ackroyd, who has recently moved to Hebden Bridge and works in the local corner shop. Will old flames reignite? Other relationships are thrown into turmoil as Catherine kindly takes in son Daniel after he is thrown out of his house, while Detective Sergeant John Wadsworth faces a tough decision when his girlfriend unexpectedly turns up at the house he shares with his wife and children.
When another dead body is found the police begin to suspect a serial killer is behind the murders, and Detective Superintendent Andy Shepherd and Detective Inspector Jodie Shackleton are called in to head up the case. Locked away behind bars, Tommy Lee Royce is given some very unexpected news and, distraught, seeks comfort in a mysterious female visitor.
While she remains a suspect in the Lynn Dewhurst investigation, Catherine focuses on a human trafficking case.
Following a successful police raid, Catherine ensures all the women are taken to safe houses. Ilinka, who has vital information on those behind the trafficking, is given refuge with Catherine's neighbour Winnie and reluctantly agrees to speak to the police. But has Catherine inadvertently put her in danger?
As Vicky's threats continue, John struggles to get a handle on the murder case. Feeling under pressure at work and at home he takes drastic measures to save both his marriage and reputation.
When Tommy is granted special leave to attend his mother's funeral, Catherine has an inexplicable compulsion to attend - bringing him face to face with him once more. Meanwhile Clare, feeling vulnerable at Helen's funeral, turns to an old friend for comfort.
Tommy wants Frances to go further in her attempts of ruining Catherine's life. John is concerned when a new body is discovered.
A local sex worker is attacked and it doesn't take long for Catherine to put two and two together and to arrest a well-known local. As the anniversary of Becky's death coming up, Clare and Daniel help Catherine pull together to give Ryan a happy birthday. Ryan receives a gift from an anonymous sender, all celebrations are cut short and a rift between him and Catherine is soon exposed. Clare is troubled when she learns about Neil's past relationships. Darryl confronts the sheep rustlers from the estate.
Rylan's new found interest in Tommy has lead Daniel to suspect somebody at the school might be responsible.
Catherine is confronts a delusional Frances. Elsewhere John's torment leads him to desperate measures.