When Danny, a young boy, is found dead on the beach of a small resort town it throws the community into turmoil. Soon deemed a homicide, the case is taken up by a new-hire Detective Emmet Carver (David Tennant) taking a job promised to Detective Ellie Miller (Anna Gunn). Danny's parents Mark and Beth Solano are distraught as, from the father to the local priest, friends and acquaintances, all become suspect. Now the two detectives must learn to work together, drawing on their strengths against the odds and within a town that wants to keep its secrets to itself. A powerhouse supporting cast including Nick Nolte, Michael Pena, Virginia Kull and Kevin Rankin contributes to a drama that draws on and echoes the TV phenomenon 'Broadchurch', but the path of which leads to an altogether different and more devastating conclusion.