Dicte Svendson returns to her hometown Aarhus with her daughter Rose after her divorce, despite of painful childhood memories of growing up as a Jehova's Witness. It's not easy with an ex-husband annoyingly close to home and ghosts from her past, but with good help from her friends, a charming new colleague Bo and a new job as crime reporter at the newspaper Dagbladet, Dicte manages to settle back into her Aarhus life.
With the discovery of the body of a young Bosnian woman, Dicte becomes part of a serious investigation, though not everyone is pleased about it. The police investigator John Wagner gets rather frustrated with her. In his opinion she interferes way to much in the case, and he tries his best to keep her away from it. But her stubbornness and determination only makes her dig deeper, which slowly leads her closer to solving the case but also to the son she was forced to give up for adoption.