I love a good mystery though I go into them cautiously. There is nothing worse than becoming invested in the story, being on the edge of my seat to then end up disappointed by the big reveal. And because Netflix films are so hit or miss, I didn’t want to get my hopes up with Dangerous Lies. I’m glad I didn’t because I was left pleasantly surprised!
After a robbery at her diner job goes terribly wrong, Katie (Camila Mendes) is forced to leave and look for something else. Meanwhile, her husband Adam (Jessie T. Usher) has just finished his studies and is unable to find work. In order to make ends meet, she becomes a caregiver to an elderly man named Leonard (Elliot Gould). Over time, the two form a special bond and when Leonard discovers that Katie is struggling financially, he offers to help.
But when Leonard dies unexpectedly and leaves his house and estate to Katie, secrets start to unravel. The police don’t understand why this man has left everything he has to someone he only knew for four months.
Twist after twist, we are brought on a roller-coaster ride as Katie tries to decide who she can and cannot trust. And just when you think you have everything figured out, be prepared to think again! I’m so happy that I enjoyed this and I am still surprised as to how much. The plot was believable enough to be true and everyone of the characters was interesting.
Seeing Camila Mendes in something outside of Riverdale was refreshing. It’s so common to be pigeonholed into one type of character but that isn’t the case with her. Also, if you are a fan of teen dramas, you’d be able to recognise the likes of Cam Gigandet who had a small role in The OC and Twilight as well as Jamie Chung who most recently starred in The Gifted.
If you are looking for a fun, twisty thriller that will give you a couple of jumps, then this one is for you.