A Brutal Boat Trip
It was the perfect day to take the boat out. Christine was sold on the expedition the second I suggested it. Summer was well underway, and my nature-loving shutterbug girlfriend was more than excited to get some shots of the ocean as it came alive under the July sky. After a fair amount of begging, she convinced me to let Scott tag along for the trip. As she explained, he was a co-worker at the photography studio she worked at who she bonded with over how they were both insatiable photo geeks. I usually didn't permit strangers from commandeering the boat my late great father passed down to me, but for my girl's best friend, I was willing to make an exception.
Prisoner of a False God
Continuation of Summer in the Shadows and Secrets, Betrayal and Chocolate Lacey awoke to a heavy head and a dimly lit room. The only source of light was a battery-powered lantern in the corner. After her head pains subsided, Lacey looked around and saw a door across from her. Stumbling to her feet, Lacey rushed to the door, only to have her hopes of an easy escape dashed by the unmovable knob. Banging on the walls and shouting for help yielded similar results. Turning around, Lacey suddenly took notice of something on the ground that she'd stepped over in her rush to the door.
Lifetime Review: 'Keeping Up With the Joneses: The Wrong Family'
Since the death of billionaire real estate tycoon Theodore Jones, his second wife Robin (Vivica A. Fox) has assumed control of his lucrative business--much to the veiled consternation of her late husband's offspring. Robin's stepchildren consist of motivated CFO Pam (Arie Thompson), principled philanthropist Carrie (Ciarra Carter), reckless party girl Kayla (Shellie Sterling), and rebellious boarding school student Tara (Jasmine Aivaliotis). But despite the women's differences, they've all worked together to keep Theodore's enterprise alive and thriving--even if it means getting their hands a little dirty.
Secrets, Betrayal, and Chocolate
A continuation of Summer in the Shadows The sight that greeted Lacey when she entered the dining room was an unexpected one. Usually, when she got home from cashiering at the local Dollar General, her father would either be in the living room watching TV or preparing a new sermon in his office. Instead, he sat at the table, engrossed in the worn-leather Bible that had gone through three generations before reaching his hands. More notably, a chocolate cake sat in the middle of the table, the smell wafting from it telling Lacey it had recently come out of the oven. Two slices were already cut from the confection and resting on a pair of plates.
Lifetime Review: 'Burning Little Lies'
Heather King (Annika Foster) is suffering from a royally bad luck streak. Already struggling with a messy divorce, she's recently lost her parents to a devastating house fire--a tragedy that forces Heather back into the company of her haughty stepsister Gwen (Ashlynn Yennie). One of the few bright spots of returning home is running into Ben (Jamie Roy), an old high school classmate Heather briefly dated. Now a handsome local fireman, Heather feels their old bond start to rekindle, even as she frets over whether or not she's ready to trust her heart again.
Lifetime Review: 'Tracking a Killer'
High schooler Haley Longford (Jane Dillon) has had it rough. Ever since losing her father, Haley has struggled with controlling her emotions. Thankfully, anger management therapy and track-and-field have helped the troubled girl work through her grief. She also has a good support system in her mother Michelle (Laurie Fortier) and teammates/best friends Abby and Elaina (Rachel Ogechi Kanu and Sahara Ale). Still, Haley has her bouts of losing control, such as when she furiously snaps at Abby after an incident during a track meet.
Summer in the Shadows
The familiar symphony of cicada chirps greeted Marissa as she stepped out of her pickup and into the afternoon sun. The sun blazed overhead as a slight breeze offered minuscule relief from the baking rays. After looking around to make sure she wasn't followed, Marissa quickly slipped inside the rustic barn that standing before her. Stepping into the rotted, falling-apart structure, you'd almost think it was sundown. Apart from the slits of light coming in through the patchy ceiling, it was as dark as night inside the barn. But having come to this dilapidated building many times before, Marissa knew how to navigate her way through the black void.
Lifetime Review: 'Picture Perfect Lies'
Rachel Collins (Megan Elizabeth Barker) thought she had a perfect life: a beautiful home, doting parents, and a loving boyfriend. But that all changed on her 16th birthday, with her party ending with Rachel finding her aunt Jenny (Crystal Allen) dead in the pool. Rachel is even more shocked when the death is ruled a homicide, as she can't understand why anyone would want to kill her aunt--or why her parents Angela and Spencer (Laurie Fortier and Matthew Pohlkamp) are acting so strangely in the aftermath.