in Scotland on 24th October 2010. It has yet to be broadcast in the rest of the United Kingdom on 18th January 2011.
D.C.I. Matt Burke, D.S. Jackie Reid and D.I. Robbie Ross are called out to a block of flats after a uniform PC stumbles upon a deeply shocking scene. Tucked under their sheets, three children are found lying dead in their bedroom, whilst another is fighting for his life. The discovery is more disturbing still when the children’s father is found hanged in the bathroom.
Diagnosed as clinically depressed, Pete Ferguson, the children’s father, is the primary suspect believed to have killed his children and then himself. However, with no witnesses and surviving child Callum unconscious in hospital, Burke and the team are adamant they will get to the bottom of who is to blame for the horrendous deaths.
Duncan Clark reveals from his forensic examinations that Pete’s death preceded the children. With Pete eliminated as a suspect, the team must find a new lead to take them to the murderer.
Investigations get underway, but once Callum wakes up from his hospital bed, alongside his devastated mother Louise, the whole story becomes more sinister and takes a sickening twist...
Meanwhile, after years of being a slave to her job, Jackie contemplates her future.