Laura Nielson and Andrew Earlham enjoy a first date, but the next day, rumours and accusations begin to circulate and the two find themselves entangled in a web of deceit and confusion.
Laura's online attack on Andrew yields unexpected consequences as a figure from her past returns to haunt her, potentially jeopardising the case. Laura resorts to extreme measures to find hard evidence of Andrew's guilt.
Laura's worst fears come to pass and her hidden past is exposed. But she must fight to put her personal struggles aside for the sake of one of her pupils, whose physical distress throws her unexpectedly at the mercy of Andrew Earlham. She is not the only one whose professional mettle is put to the test, as Vanessa finds her resolve shaken after an unsettling encounter with Andrew.
Determined, Laura travels to Edinburgh to uncover the truth behind Andrew's wife's death, but finds more than she bargained for. Meanwhile, tensions between Tom and Katy reach fever pitch as their secret threatens to surface.
Laura's resolve to bring Andrew to justice deepens and she enlists Tom's help in her plan. However, when a deception in Laura's personal life comes to light, she is left with no one to turn to, and she resorts to dangerous methods to force Andrew's confession. But she is not alone in her mission.