A mystery series created by author Harlan Coben. Jesse, a five-year-old boy, goes missing. Twenty years later, his DNA shows up at a crime scene.


Harlan Coben
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Series cast summary:
O-T Fagbenle ...  Danny Kenwood 10 episodes, 2016
Tom Cullen ...  Mark Wells 10 episodes, 2016
Hannah Arterton ...  DC Ally Caine 10 episodes, 2016
Sarah Solemani ...  Pru Carew 10 episodes, 2016
Lee Ingleby ...  Slade 10 episodes, 2016
Geraldine James ...  Julie Wells 10 episodes, 2016
Michael Maloney ...  Alan Wells 9 episodes, 2016
Alfie Bloor Alfie Bloor ...  Jesse 9 episodes, 2016
Harry Bloor Harry Bloor ...  Jesse 9 episodes, 2016
Martin McCreadie ...  Karl / ... 9 episodes, 2016
Sophia La Porta ...  Britnay Shearer 7 episodes, 2016
Tom Brittney ...  Ken / ... 6 episodes, 2016
Aedan Duckworth ...  Young Mark 5 episodes, 2016
Don Warrington ...  Ray Kenwood 6 episodes, 2016
Megan Bradley Megan Bradley ...  Young Pru 5 episodes, 2016
Freedom Doran Freedom Doran ...  Young Danny 4 episodes, 2016
Ella Grant Ella Grant ...  Nico Carew 6 episodes, 2016
Rade Serbedzija ...  Jákob Marosi / ... 6 episodes, 2016
Michael Peavoy Michael Peavoy ...  Mickey 5 episodes, 2016
Jonathan Kerrigan ...  Stuart Carew 5 episodes, 2016
Lee Boardman ...  Jay Newman 5 episodes, 2016
Lorraine Burroughs ...  Jennifer Kenwood 5 episodes, 2016
Shauna Macdonald ...  Young Julie / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Tom Price Tom Price ...  Kenton Marshall 5 episodes, 2016
Barnaby Kay ...  DI Liam Townsend / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Sam Swann Sam Swann ...  Mr. X 5 episodes, 2016


A mystery series created by author Harlan Coben. Jesse, a five-year-old boy, goes missing. Twenty years later, his DNA shows up at a crime scene.

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They are not done with their past.


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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The scenes in the woods and the Bear Pit are filmed at Eastham Country Park, Eastham, Wirral. See more »


The specific occupation of (Dr.) Pru Carew changes frequently. Slade calls on her to work as a psychologist to help the kids in the shelter. Later she is shown working as a general practitioner examining Mrs. Harrison for a breathing issue. Then in episode four she mentions that she has to leave to perform surgery later in the day. These are three entirely different jobs that no one physician would hold concurrently. See more »


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Superior Mystery Drama
15 May 2016 | by xxharrisonSee all my reviews

The disappearance of a young boy some decades previously is the scene setter for a complex mystery drama from the pen of Harlan Coben. When the child's DNA appears at a crime scene, the four friends charged with his care must confront the ghosts of their past and resolve the mystery and conflicting hopes of their present life. The plot successfully weaves in and out between mystery thriller, police procedural and personal drama. The four lead characters are well written and, crucially, well contrasted. Each actor can hold the screen in progressing the narrative and the different personal narratives dovetail very well. are The casting of their younger selves is excellent. Good supporting cast too, with back stories complimenting the central narrative. Tight direction keeps us apace with the many twists and turns in the plot. The end is both surprising and convincing. Really superior drama. Strangely, considering the addiction to series these days, the story is so self-contained that it's hardly likely to spawn a sequel. Nevertheless, writing and direction and acting of such high calibre that some future collaboration would be welcome.

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