The story about the murder of an 11-year-old boy, Rhys Jones in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007 and his parents, Melanie's and Steve's ordeal, and how Rhys's murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice.
Brían F. O'Byrne,
The Secret is the story of a real-life double murder. James Nesbitt plays Colin Howell, a respectable dentist and pillar of the community, who became a killer in partnership with a Sunday ... See full summary »
As she deals with an unexpected pregnancy, D.I. Helen Weeks must return to the hometown she loathes to help her childhood best friend, who finds herself at the centre of a media frenzy following the abduction of two teenage girls.
This is a very well done thriller. It really captures the workings of the psychopathic mind. The performances are all great. Jack Rowan deserves an award for the charming and sinister, Sam. Romola Garai is great as the mother, slowly realizing her son is a monster. Daniel Mays and Lara Peake also turn in quality performances.The direction and story are tight and keeps you wondering what will happen up to the last minutes of the series. 'Born to Kill' doesn't fall for any psycho-killer cliches, either. It's the story of a burgeoning serial killer and though the situations are tense they remain natural. This is not movie story writing. This is allowing the events to unfold as they would. If you like thrillers that have the feel of True Crime, you will really like this limited series. Highly recommended.
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