Recently promoted DCI Janine Lewis has a marriage that is falling apart and she is expecting a new baby at the same time. She still has an important and stressful job to do with her police team. Her main team consists of DI Richard Mayne, DS Butchers, DS Shap. They work out of the Manchester Police Station. They are investigating the murder of the deputy headmaster at a local school. He was found on an allotment plot where he grew produce. A local youth with a previous conviction was seen running from the area. Janine is not convinced he is the perpetrator. Titles for this season are Cry Me a River Part 1 and Part 2.
I thought this was good and interesting. The case does not clearly point to the youth as obviously the perpetrator. The characters are likeable and they are good at their jobs. Janine has a lot on her plate with crime solving, wondering what will happen with her marriage and raising her children. She can’t do it alone with four children, the older kids need to help out and she has hired a woman to take over when she’s on the job. 3 ½* (I liked this series)
138 min, Crime created by Cath Staincliffe with Caroline Quentin, Ian Kelsey, Paul Loughran, Nicholas Murchie, Ceallach Spellman, Joe Rucker,
Note: Imdb 7.1 out of 10, Amazon 4.4* out of 5* with 79 reviews.
Special Note: There is also a book Blue Murder written by Cath Staincliffe with 3.80* out of 5* on goodreads.com. DCI is Detective Chief Inspector, DI is Detective Inspector and DS is Detective Sergeant.