Everyone has secrets – and some people will do anything to keep them. Roger Erikson, a teenage boy, has gone missing. Several days later an awful discovery is made in boggy marshland – Roger’s mutilated body is found, his heart removed. At the same time Sebastian Bergman, widower, psychologist and criminal profiler is in town to deal with family matters. Sebastian has become numb to life and uses sex as an escape from memories of what he’s lost. But CID – which has taken over the case – needs his help. Sebastian is drawn into the murder investigation, and what he lacks in social skills he makes up for in psychological insights as he exposes numerous betrayals and secrets – including his own.