Allison is asked by DA Devalos to help with a six month-old murder case involving a close friend of his, Gabrielle.
Her sister Robin was bludgeoned to death six months earlier at her cottage and she is not satisfied that the previous DA had conducted a thorough investigation.
Gabrielle herself suffered a great loss when two years previously her author husband was killed. She has since re-married to another writer, Joel Tiernan, and appears to be quite happy.
Things get a bit complicated when Allison begins to dream that Gabrielle's first husband killed his sister-in-law, but he was dead long before Robin's murder.
It all turns to the bizarre when Gabrielle insists that her first husband's spirit occupies Joel's body.
At home meanwhile, Joe and Allison have to deal with Bridgette who has been drawing pictures of her art teacher.
Season 5 originally aired on SABC2 from 18 August, 2010 to 5 January, 2011, on Wednesdays at 22h00. The fifth season went on a two-week hiatus after the seventh episode (which aired on 29 September), resuming on 20 October with Episode 8.