When 22-year-old Sian O'Callaghan goes missing after a Friday night out in Swindon, Detective Superintendent Stephen Fulcher knows that he and his team must move fast to have any chance of finding her alive. While Sian's family desperately wait for news, the police search for any clues as to where she could be.
At a remote countryside location Steve Fulcher questions prime suspect Christopher Halliwell about the whereabouts of missing young woman, Sian O'Callaghan. He refuses Halliwell's requests to take him immediately to a police station and tells him that he has a chance to do the right thing and tell him where Sian is, otherwise Halliwell and his family will be "vilified" in the press.
Lives for the residents of Swindon, Wiltshire, have been flipped on their head after the discoveries of two young murdered women by Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher in the local area. And with the second body now formally identified as that of Rebecca Godden-Edwards, Steve also has to break the news to John Godden that his daughter is dead.
Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher is lionized in the media for leading an investigation that recovered not one, but two bodies murdered by serial killer Christopher Halliwell. But behind the scenes he is facing a disciplinary hearing at the hands of the IPCC, charged with gross misconduct.
Benghazi, Libya provides a welcome change of scenery for former Wiltshire Police Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, having resigned from his job in Wiltshire to take on a role as a ‘security consultant' in November 2014. It is now over 3 years since he led the investigation that found murdered girls Sian O'Callaghan and Rebecca Godden-Edwards, and Fulcher is happy to be away from Gablecross Police Station.