Sixteen-year-old Jennifer disappears one night from her village in the Ardennes. Captain Gaspard Deker leads the investigation with local cop Virginie Musso, who knew the girl well. They are helped by Eve, a lonely and mysterious woman.
The murder of a female GP in a rural playground in front of numerous witnesses draws a group of detectives into an ever-darkening mystery that takes them across Europe, aided by mysterious notes sent by the "Ghost Detective".
A reunion of childhood friends at a remote chalet in the French Alps soon turns into a desperate struggle for survival as they get cut off from rest of the world and a shocking dark secret from the past surfaces.
This is chock full of characters and side plots and quasi noirish plot, but like "The Five" it delves into silliness rather than solid drama. Not just one Surgeon, but two who have plenty of time to be Detectives. Two women Detectives, one with a quirky hairdo (with a husband living in a trailer in the garden), a comedy relief cockney/Indian family, a Mental Institution (De Rigueur) a long lost father, and worst of all a great French actress given a lousy role to play (but at least she doesn't try on a British accent like our hero does).
It is entertaining and moves fast. Fast enough to ignore the plot holes? You decide.
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