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Is There a Killer in My Family? (2020)

Island of Shadows (original title)
True-crime author, Carly, and her husband Kevin take a vacation at a historical mansion on Crawford Island. Kevin thinks it will be a chance for them to reconnect, but Carly plans to research the puzzling unsolved murder of Diana Crawford.

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Leo Scherman

Writer:

Patrick Powell
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Anna Hopkins ... Carly Travers
Christopher Jacot ... Kevin
Alex Paxton-Beesley ... Lauren
Erin Agostino ... Diana
Carlos Gonzalez-Vio ... Captain Morrow
Kim Roberts ... Mrs. Palmer
Joan Gregson Joan Gregson ... Louise Bellak
Vickie Papavs ... Kathy Bellak
Ann Pirvu ... Dina
Andy King Andy King ... John Henry
Daniel Stolfi ... Steven Bryant
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True-crime author, Carly, and her husband Kevin take a vacation at a historical mansion on Crawford Island. Kevin thinks it will be a chance for them to reconnect, but Carly plans to research the puzzling unsolved murder of Diana Crawford.

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Good Old Fashioned Murder Mystery
18 February 2020 | by alohahealersSee all my reviews

Let's start by saying my review for this is based on a Lifetime movie scale. That being said, I think I would have enjoyed it regardless. In fact, it didn't seem like your typical Lifetime made for TV movie, more like something the younger me might read then older me rented from Blockbuster to watch on a rainy Saturday night. That's because it's not-thus the name change. (Is there a Killer in My Family vs more appropriately named Island of Shadows). This Canadian production uses its dreamy seaside landscape paired with aged rustic architecture, and thickets of tangled trees to its fullest potential. Something about it reminded me of my favorite Hitchcock film-Rebecca. Solid murder mystery. Nice twists. Not completely unpredictable but wrapped up nicely in suspense and intrigue. It held my attention and that's saying something. I think what worked for me is the strong female lead character and that it was well realized by Anna Hopkins. It's a definite standout from their regular line-up. I was left wanting more- in a good way.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Is There a Killer in My Family? See more »

Filming Locations:

Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Neshama Entertainment See more »
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