A serial killer stalks the streets of Ormskirk. Detective Chief inspector Sam Deakin has to navigate a convoluted trail of clues to nail the murderer.
Ormskirk 1969. The body of a woman lies in a ditch on the outskirts of the town. Enquiries reveal a link with her ex-husband. The absence of sexual assault or robbery suggests that it is a simple case of domestic violence.
Another murder happens and DCI Sam Deakin observes similarities between the two deaths. He now has to decide whether a serial killer is on the loose or the second murder was a copycat killing. It becomes a race against time for Sam Deakin and his sergeant, Harry Jones as more murders follow. A serial killer who seems able to kill and disappear without trace or motive is on the loose.