When Detective Inspector Hannah Laing kisses her married lover Sean Hardacre goodbye one morning, she little imagines it will be the last time she will see her fellow detective alive. But Sean goes missing and his brutalised corpse is recovered the following day. Determined to find whoever is responsible for killing him, Hannah accesses one of Sean’s confidential contacts and persuades ‘Issy’ to help her unpick the tangled threads of Sean’s investigation into a Croatian family, the Mimicas, who are using their restaurant to launder drug money. The more Hannah digs into the Mimicas, the more their closeness as a family provides a painful contrast to her fractured relationship with her own son, Christian.
Forced to operate undercover for fear of a criminal informer at Police HQ, Hannah and her sceptical new partner, Billy Murdoch, uncover a daring plot by the Mimicas to smuggle an enormous quantity of cocaine into the country. When Hannah also discovers Issy’s identity, however, she quickly realises there is far more at stake than bringing Sean’s killers to justice.
Before We Die is a breathless crime thriller, full of heart-stopping jeopardy and unpredictable twists. It is adapted from the hit Swedish series of the same name and stars Lesley Sharp as Hannah, Patrick Gibson as her son Christian, Vincent Regan as Billy and Croatian actor, Tony Gojanovic, as Davor, the boss of the Mimica crime family.