Madeline Martin must relive the horror of being the only surviving victim of Evan Handy who had been convicted of murdering her best friend and the disappearance of two other friends. Even though Evan is in prison, two more girls have disappeared and Madeline must find how they are connected.
Scarlet is being blackmailed by someone claiming they have a video of her murdering her cousin, Ruby. Because she kept her presence when Ruby died from the family, she has no one she can go to and is afraid she will have to leave for good.
John Rebus is accused of a major crime and may be put away for life. Shiobhan Clarke is investigating the disappearance of a police officer who is a purported whistleblower in a corrupt department and the problems may be related.