Halifax comes to prison in order to make psychiatric evaluation of the murderer eligible for parole. In a nearby town, high school teacher suddenly dies and Halifax is asked to counsel the students. While she discovers strange circumstances of that death, one of the students gets killed.
Jane Halifax is called in to do a profile on a serial killer, dubbed the Make-Up Murderer. Jonah Cole, an out of town hotshot cop, is also called in to help the investigating team. They have no leads until they find a girl Frances, who is somehow linked to the case.
A nurse is killed by a mentally ill man, previously released from custody. The media starts exposing stories of murderers being released from mental institutions. A young man who had been treated by Halifax also becomes the target.
Young woman brutally kills her rich father and stepmother. During the police questioning, it seems that she is suffering from multiple personality disorder. Halifax is called to determine whether she is indeed insane or just faking.
Young women fall prey to a masked serial rapist. The main suspect is a convicted rapist, released from prison after nine years. Halifax is assigned to evaluate him for parole purposes. Her patient claims to be reformed and has rock-solid alibi, but one of his former victims doesn't think so.
Jonah Cole, a tough and unorthodox policeman who used to work with Halifax, comes to Melbourne after running from his fellow officers. He approaches Halifax with a story of police corruption. Cole's former partners, on the other hand, claim that Cole is suffering from paranoia.
Jane Halifax becomes the target of an obsessive admirer. At first she dismisses it as trivial, but when this declaration of love turns to threats she realises that he is deadly serious. Accidents start happening and Jane's mother and assistant get seriously injured leaving Halifax isolated from those around her. Handling a complex case of infanticide, caring for her mother and dealing with a dangerous erotomaniac who seems to be tracking her every move, Jane is rapidly reaching breaking point.
Dr. Jane Halifax is called upon to aid the defence of a former patient who is on trial for the murder of his parents. Mentally unstable, even the young man is uncertain of his own guilt or innocence, but Jane begins to suspect the odd behaviour of his brother.
Jane's professional advice is sought on a series of murders where the female victims are found dressed and presented in their finest. During the investigation, Jane is hindered by an ambitious detective and a successful tabloid psychic.
When several people are brutally murdered at a service station, Jane Halifax lends her forensic psychiatric skills to the police investigation that immediately follows. As the case progresses, she establishes a strange rapport with Ray Harvey, a mechanic that is the principal witness to the killings, as they both struggle with internal demons involving the loss of loved ones. Meanwhile Senior Detective Eric Ringer starts to seek more from Jane than a professional relationship. In an ironic reversal of roles, Jane finds herself in counseling sessions with another ...
A woman is found brutally murdered. A cry for help is scrawled in blood - "Help me Jane". Forensic psychiatrist Jane Halifax is presented with her worst nightmare, the killer might be one of her own patients.
When a bus full of local teenagers collides with a station wagon, Jane volunteers to help the survivors. What was initially perceived as an accident takes on a more sinister turn when the station wagon's driver is found bludgeoned to death.
Jane Halifax is summoned to investigate a murder within a prison's High Security Unit. There are five suspects, one of whom is a multiple murderer John Garth, whose handiwork has haunted Jane since she helped put him away.
Jane Halifax is asked to do a psychiatric evaluation on Ex-Police Officer Laurie Downes who has the habit of posing as an active Police Officer. As Jane tries to get to the truth behind this man who doesn't seem to want to help his own case she has to deal with personal issues as well.
Following the sudden death of her best friend a fellow psychiatrist Lisa McNamara, Jane encounters one of Lisa's patients, Alison. As Alison begins to encroach on the lives of the McNamara family, Jane grows suspicious and begins to question the nature of Lisa's death.
After Jane Halifax claims that a man accused of stalking is little more than a pest, evidence stacks against him when the stalked woman is shot. The stalker is quickly arrested but Jane isn't convinced the police have got the right man.
A thirteen-year old girl has committed a brutal and seemingly unprovoked murder. Christie is a highly intelligent girl who appears to have little remorse for what she's done, but when Jane digs a little deeper into her past, she uncovers a brutal family secret.
Jane's patient is frail and timid Ellie Potson who seems to be dominated by her partner, Karen. When Jane tries to separate the two, believing them to be in a dangerous co-dependant relationship, she quickly finds herself drawn into their macabre world.