Detective Inspector Sally Donovan’s opinion of Doctor Molly Hooper was cemented the first time they met. For all of her insightful post-mortems, a person who sings “Don’t Say Goodbye” to corpses as she cuts open their chest cavities can’t be right in the head. Even if it is one of Take That’s better songs.
In turn, though Molly admires Sally’s keen wits and instincts, she has little patience for the Detective Inspector’s abrupt personality. Molly can’t help but feel a natural suspicion of anyone who doesn’t even crack a smile at her joke about golf and murder.
But when a serial killer known as The Surgeon starts systematically killing young men, Sally and Molly form a surprisingly productive partnership. As they work feverishly to solve the string of murders, they find that their differing personalities contrast with brilliant results.
Add a shared love for early 90s Britpop to the mix, and Sally and Molly might just discover that, amidst enmity and entrails, their differing personalities also make for a rather brilliant friendship.