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Sentenced for the murder of Abby, precocious young daughter of her lover Keith Mantel a decade earlier, Jeannie Long escapes from prison and, after a row with her father, kills herself. News of her death brings evidence that shows she was innocent, as she had long claimed, and Vera reopens the case. At a charity event where Keith pays tribute to Jeannie, Chris Winter, son of Jeannie's probation officer Robert, is murdered, having tried to contact ex-cop Caroline Fletcher, who arrested Jeannie and later had an affair with Keith. As Abby was a friend of the Winters, Vera suspects Chris was the killer but comes to realise that he was the witness, attempting to cover up for the real murderer. When Keith is attacked after exposing the secret of another family member, Vera now knows that the Winters are shielding one, if not two, murderers.
Jeannie Long is 11 years into a life sentence for having killed her lover Keith's daughter, Abby Mantel. Jeannie manages to escape while route to a hospital but after an unfortunate encounter with her father, commits suicide. The resulting publicity reveals a witness who can place her elsewhere at the time of Abby's murder. Convinced of Jeannie's innocence, DCI Vera Stanhope re-opens the case. Jeannie's probation officer Robert Winter provides Vera with interesting information but when Winter's teenage son Chris is murdered, she realizes he may have been a witness to Abby's murder all those years ago. The question soon becomes whether the police are looking for one or two murderers.
Vera must put together the pieces of a 11-year-old murder and stop a ruthless killer before he or she strikes again.
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