Devastated by grief, Banks is a broken man… DCI Banks is off the case until his dad tells him to stop at nothing to catch Richards, the man responsible for changing his world forever.

With Helen leading the team now, Banks has to do his own investigation without official authority. ‘You can threaten me as much as you want, but I’m not going away,’ Banks warns Richards. But, whatever Banks does, Richards always seems to be one step ahead of the game.

Helen, for her part, lets her gut instinct rule for once, but is that the right choice? There are plenty of shocking revelations in this gripping finale, which keeps you guessing right until the end. Without doubt the best series of Banks so far.