The fourth series of the detective drama continues 9pm Tuesday 20th February, BBC1
What can I expect from the next episode?
Detective Jimmy Perez switches that lovely voice, the one like the distant rumble of a waterfall, to “I’m very cross with you” mode as he confronts liars and thugs.
Tommy Malone, released on appeal after a court found his murder conviction to be shaky, has been subjected to brutal summary “justice” from some angry Shetland islanders.
Malone is a strange and (understandably) terrified man, but he doesn’t help himself by creeping around the island, scaring young women at bus stops and staring through windows. But maybe he’s been pushed too close to the edge?
It’s a solid mystery – there’s been another murder, of a young woman journalist – although it feels generic. The woman was working on an explosive story about a local Big Bad Business, which is hardly new.
But it’s the characters we come for, particularly Tosh (Alison O’Donnell), who’s quietly struggling with a despair she tries to hide.