Douglas Henshall returns as DI Jimmy Perez in the latest installment of this acclaimed long-running crime series inspired by Ann Cleeves' bestselling novels. When a severed human hand washes up in a Shetland beach, Perez and his team face a disturbing new investigation. The victim is identified as a young Nigerian man, spotted in Lerwick a few days before, but what was he doing on the island? As Perez edges closer to a sinister truth stretching far beyond Shetland's shores, drawing him into a desperate search for a vulnerable young woman.
Episode 1: A severed hand washes up on a Shetland beach, with further body parts discovered in a holdall that has been dumped at sea. Perez and the team begin a complex murder investigation.
Episode 2: A horrifying discovery at the Hayes house changes the course of the investigation. Perez establishes the probable cause for Daniel's murder and his sister Zezi's disappearance.
Episode 3: Sandy feels the heat. Convinced that McGuire is the key to cracking the case, Perez travels to Glasgow in an attempt to track him down.
Episode 4: Sure that Zezi is being held on Shetland, Perez and the team ramp up the pressure on their remaining leads. Personally, Perez finds himself in turmoil after his kiss with Alice.
Episode 5: The discovery of Nikki’s body intensifies the search for Zezi. Perez feels that time is running out. A desperate Olivia tries to get information from Jamie Hayes.
Episode 6: With Olivia giving up hope, Perez at last closes in on Zezi’s location. But can he reach her before it’s too late? Duncan is traumatised after his discovery on the beach.