Revolves around the true story of a fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family are murdered at an Essex farmhouse, and the ensuing police investigation and court case that follows.
The lives of grieving mother Rosalie and her daughter Maddie are changed forever when they meet Jed. A spark of hope for the future is rekindled within the household. But underneath, a deadly and morally corrupt triangle is taking shape.
Following the fall of Saddam Hussein, former police inspector Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost virtually everything. He searches for one of the few things remaining in his life, his missing estranged elder daughter.
It's hard to go too far wrong with a cast as good as this. Imelda Staunton gives a superb stand out performance as a rather creepy neighbour. It got me thinking I'd love to see her in an all-out horror role.
The plot struck me as being a little derivative of other potboilers, in particular Big Little Lies. It shares a similar opening scene..who is the body that has fallen? It shares the beautiful coastal setting & reliance on flashback's.
Alas , the finale, like every crime drama these days, is disappointing & leaves more questions than answers & is frankly ludicrous.
Still,I enjoyed it overall & would like to see more of these characters.
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