Industrialist fortune heiress Vanessa Bowles's cherished charity, Safe Harbour home for troubled kids, is in trouble when on its very premises one of their charges in murdered. The police, ... See full summary »
Industrialist fortune heiress Vanessa Bowles's cherished charity, Safe Harbour home for troubled kids, is in trouble when on its very premises one of their charges in murdered. The police, and especially detective Ophelia MacKenzie, who was raided there, finds out there were suspiciously many other victims, and few kids made it in life. While Ophelia resumes her love affair with Vanessa's studly son, hedge fund manager Blake Thompson, uncovered secrets fall into place but the killer keeps striking, so her chief wants her off the case. Written by
This story was as well done as any producer could do with a Danielle Steele book - all of which are exactly alike and with no depth. I would not have selected Melissa Gilbert for the lead role because her French accent is not good and she was not convincing in the part. There should have been a lot more development of the "romance" between the two leads --- all of a sudden, they are in love. Not sure how they got there but don't think the one "rescue" scene on the beach made a heroine out of Gilbert. It would be hard, however, to be convincing in any Danielle Steele movie due to the lack of believable development of a good story. I'd much rather see some movies made of Janet Dailey's Calder movies --- you could sure call on Brad Johnson to play some roles here - his role in Safe Harbour was excellent and well played. He has a quiet strength which shines through despite Gilbert's part. Brad Johnson would also be great in any of Dailey's Calder books. I think we need more early 1900 western type honest to goodness cowboy movies.
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