It’s a summer evening in Manchester, and Pauline Reade is dressed up for a night out. Wearing high heels and a pink and gold dress, she makes her way to a local club. However, something happens along the way, and Pauline subsequently vanishes into the night. For more than two decades, her disappearance remains a mystery – until police make a heartbreaking discovery on nearby Saddleworth Moor.
The story began in January 1961 when Myra Hindley, 18, took a job as a typist at Millwards, a chemical distribution company in Manchester, England. Hindley had grown up in the area, where she had experienced a traumatic and often violent childhood at the hands of her father, an alcoholic former soldier.