Murder mystery about Phoebe Maybury, whose husband disappeared 10 years earlier. Phoebe was suspected of murder, but nobody was found and the police had to abandon their inquiry. In the intervening years, she built a new life with her friends, Anne Cattrell and Diane Goode. A mutilated corpse is found in the ice house on the grounds of their home and the murder investigation resumes under Chief Inspector George Walsh, who was assigned to the case a decade before. He believes the corpse is Maybury and Phoebe is the murderer, but his assistant Andy McLoughlin isn't so sure.