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'Secrets Of Eden' true-story Lifetime movie

based on true cases

"Secrets Of Eden" is a suspense drama that aired on Lifetime for the first time in 2012. It is inspired by a true-story case and is based on the book "Secrets Of Eden" by Chris Bohjalian. It is directed by Tawnia Mckiernan and written by Chris Bohjalian and Anne Meredith. The cast stars: John Stamos as Pastor Steven Drew, according to the New York Times.

"Secrets Of Eden" synopsis/plot

After a husband and wife are killed in what appears to be a small town murder-suicide, a charismatic pastor becomes the focus of the police investigation. What police uncover in this idyllic Vermont community are hidden secrets that will eventually be exposed.

According to Chris Bohjalian, the inspiration for the story came after he spoke with a victim's rights advocate about a true domestic abuse case. That story became the framework for the entire story.

You can read up on the story at the Movies Based On True Stories Archives and Chris Bohjalian's site here.

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