Successful business-woman Lisa Varsey throws a lavish boat party for her family and friends on the River Tyne. But it goes horribly wrong when her sister Dani is found dead in the water. Lisa has an empire of beauty salons in Newcastle and a caring family in husband, Ross, and sister Sadie. At first the family believe that Dani's death was an accident, but DCI Vera Stanhope and pathologist Malcolm Donahue know that forensics point to murder. Vera must unpick the tightly-woven threads that hold the family together to discover who killed an innocent woman.
Vera, Friday at 9 p.m. on PBS on PBS 6.