In the sleepy Hampshire town of Tinton, major crime is rare, and DS Slater and colleague Norman Norman find themselves with nothing to investigate except a flasher and an illiterate counterfeiter. Things are so quiet, Slater even arranges to go on his long-awaited date with bombshell waitress Jelena.
But things can change in a matter of seconds, and a dog walker’s discovery of a battered body near a local woodland sends Slater and Norman hurrying to the scene. Before they know it, they have three dead bodies on their hands – and the victims are all related. But with 15 years between the murders, is this just a bizarre coincidence, or could the murders be linked? And with tensions rising within their close-knit team, can Slater and Norman keep it together to solve their latest mystery?