Sebastian Bergman is a criminal profiler who is haunted by the deaths of his wife and child in the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, he is also a womaniser and dealing with his mother's estate after her recent death. While he is trying to sell her house he comes across a police investigation into the murder of a fifteen year old boy who had been shot and had his heart removed. He offers his services to head of CID Torkel Höglund and is soon in the case. The police initially believe that a local boy was the killer but Sebastian is convinced that he is innocent. The trail of the killer will lead them to an exclusive boarding school, which just happens to be Sebastian's alma mater. Here more secrets are revealed that reveal more people with a motive to kill the boy and one of them is a skilled shot! Away from the Sebastian discovers a thirty year old letter at his mother's house; a letter suggesting he may have a child he didn't know about now he'll just have to find a way of persuading a police officer to give him the woman's current address.
This is the latest Scandinavian series to air in the UK; and the second to feature Rolf Lassgård; previously he took the lead in Wallander now he takes the role of Sebastian Bergman here. Bergan is a far less likable character though; the way he almost forced himself on a female teacher involved in the case was quite disturbing although it did lead to him explaining about his loss so we could understand his character a bit better. The case itself was nothing unusual but it was interesting how it was depicted with each new suspect we were shown how the police thought the events might have taken place. There were a good number of suspects to keep the viewer guessing and a couple of good red herrings to lead the police, and the viewer, astray. While the case is wrapped up in this first episode it is clear that we will have to wait for the second instalment to see how things ultimately turn out with the child he didn't know he had.
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