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on 1 December 2014
This was an interesting take on a detective pairing. What we are led to believe was once a highly effective team is now totally dysfunctional because the partners allowed their relationship to spill over into a personal and romantic one, and then it all went wrong. Within a few days they realised that they wanted different things and had different approaches to their problem. Of course it can't have helped when they found rhemselves investigating the recent murder of his wife. Mattheus thought his wife had died six years ago when she first went missing, now he has to come to terms with the fact that she just left without a word, created a new life for herself, told an entirely different story of their life together - one far from flattering to him, and proved to be a very different person from the one he thought he knew. He also has to grieve for her loss all over again. Cindy realises that he is unable to be objective about this case, but too often she finds herself fighting him over it.
They both believe that not only do the police have the wrong person in custody, but that they are also fixated on their suspect as he is the most obvious and also the most convenient person, but are Cindy and Mattheus at risk of falling into the same trap? Can they overcome their differences enough to get to the truth of the situation before the situation gets to them?
I found the relationship between Cindy and Mattheus quite credible, they would not be unusual in allowing their close working relationship to become more than it should be and then have to face the consequences when it all falls apart. For me it added another layer to the storyline. It can all seem too neat, or even contrived, when an investigative team becomes romantically involved.