One her first day on the job, rookie detective Anna Travis (Kelly Reilly, Sherlock Holmes) throws up at a crime scene and faints at a postmortem. Does she have what it takes to succeed in what’s still mostly a man’s world? Based on the best-selling novels by Lynda La Plante, this hit British drama is a "younger, sassier successor to Prime Suspect" (Telegraph,UK). With Ciarán Hinds (There Will BeBlood) as DCI Langton, Anna’s brusque boss. 5 episodes, 5 hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.More titles from Acorn Media
Disc 1: Above Suspicion
For eight years, someone has been murdering women, following the same brutal ritual each time. The most recent victim doesn’t fit the profile, but evidence links her to the others. Anna volunteers to go undercover to crack the case.
Langton allows Anna to spend an evening at the ballet with the prime suspect, a handsome actor on the brink of stardom. A discovery at the place where one of the victims lived helps Anna set a trap. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Anna and Langton.
Disc 2: The Red Dahlia
A young woman’s body is found by the Thames, horribly mutilated and drained of blood. It’s exactly like the famously unsolved Black Dahlia murder that happened in Los Angelesin 1947. When Anna’s senior officer, DCI Morgan, falls ill, Langton steps in.
After a second victim is discovered, Anna gets too close to a journalist that the copycat killer has involved in the case. When an angry Langton suspends her, Anna has her own reasons to regret the attachment. A suspect is identified, but he seems to have an alibi.
An anonymous tip leads Anna and Langton to a deeply troubled family with long-buried secrets, a vain and arrogant father, and a fiercely protective housekeeper. When the murderer is cornered, the case takes a shocking final turn.
"The best UK police drama in years"The Times (UK)
"Bravura acting"The Financial Times (UK)
"Gripping Lynda La Plante crime thriller"Daily Record (UK)
"A cracking plot and a terrific lead character"The Telegraph (UK)
"A younger, sassier successor to Prime Suspect"The Telegraph (UK)