Cleo knows she should be happy for her brother Mark. He's found someone new after the sudden death of his first wife -- but something about Evie just doesn't feel right... When Evie starts having accidents at home, her friends grow concerned. Could Mark be causing her injuries? Called out to their house one night, Sergeant Stephanie King finds two bodies entangled on blood-drenched sheets. And as the accused stands trial, the jury is forced to consider -- is there ever a proper defence for murder?
Sal Jenkins is always thrilled when her husband Harry returns from sea. As chief steward on the SS Amazonia , he provides well for his family and Sal enjoys the status that his position affords her. Their daughters do not share Sal's excitement - it is only a matter of time until their father's drinking and violence begins.