Ellie, a mother of two, never imagined that her husband would be arrested for the crime she and Hardy had so tirelessly been investigating. Ellie’s life has since fallen apart: the man she once called her husband is now on trial for murder, her son wants nothing to do with her and her closest friend, Beth Latimer, despises her.
Beth places much of the blame of Danny’s death on Ellie’s shoulders. Now, Ellie struggles to deal with her new reality. She looks forward to the day when her son, Tom, accepts her back, praying that Joe will soon be convicted – only then can she and Tom begin to move on. When Hardy asks for Ellie to help him put an old case to rest, it presents an opportunity for her to make something right again in the world – a feeling she desperately needs. At the same time, Hardy’s past introduces Ellie to someone who might just understand her pain.