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Follow the saga of Ben Crawford as he struggles to prove his innocence in a world where everyone has something to hide. While out jogging one rainy day, he discovers the body of a neighbor's four-year-old son. As the police search for the murderer, Ben becomes the prime suspect. His flashlight is identified as the murder weapon. When the case receives national attention, Ben finds his neighbors turning against him rather than look for the true criminal. Crawford must find the killer to save himself, his family and his sanity. This is a limited, 10-episode series.

Secrets and Lies is loosely based on the Australian series of the same name, which also follows a similar plot line but was cancelled from Australian syndication. Barbie Kligman picked up the concept and developed it for American television. This ABC original stars Ryan Phillipe, Juliette Lewis, and Michael Ealy.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on ABC
2 Seasons, 21 Episodes
March 1, 2014
Crime, Drama
7.6/10
Cast: Martin Henderson, Anthony Hayes, Diana Glenn, Adrienne Pickering
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  • In the second season finale, Patrick's new reality is overwhelming; Danny carries on his search for his daughter; and Cornell thinks she's located Kate's murderer.

  • As the blockbuster who-done-it comes to a close, Eric Warner is racing to dig himself out of a hole that Kate, his family and Detective Cornell have placed him in. The explosive energy of everyone's secrets and lies is about to arrive at a volatile conclusion.

  • Eric is the last guy standing as his family and SEG seem destined to fall apart as the mystery surrounding the home at 8686 Mint Hill Drive unfolds.

  • Patrick's reckless actions and secret misdeeds force the Warners to quickly patch up their differences and save SEG. Meanwhile, Cornell and her ex-husband are tormented with guilt over their daughter.

  • Eric receives strange visit at his work from someone linked to Kate, but the more he finds out about her past only creates more questions about his inner circle, especially Patrick. Meanwhile, Cornell is blindsided by surprising news from her ex-husband as she keeps on struggling with her past partner's murder two years ago, and increasing tension between her and Danny isn't helping her either.

  • Eric learns that he and Danny have more in common than he previously thought. The two draw closer to locating Liam, but they aren't the only persons who have been hot on his trail. At work, things start to unravel when Patrick doesn't cover for Eric at a big meeting and then gets caught up in Detective Cornell's web of interrogation. And just when Eric starts to find some answers, he is faced with a huge betrayal, leaving him speechless.

  • Eric hunts for Liam, Kate's missing assistant whose actual identity may have been unknown to her, and worries about an encounter she had at a seedy motel. Meanwhile, Cornell blindsides Eric with secrets from an ex-girlfriend; and a strange woman with possible connections to Liam may have been involved in Kate's death.

  • Cornell focuses on Eric after the revelation of an alarming mistake from his past, so Amanda attempts to help him show that his romance with Kate was the real thing and point the detective's attention elsewhere, but the view of an ex-girlfriend at the police station gives him a terrible feeling that all could be lost.

  • In the Season 2 premiere, the downward spiral of the heir to a private equity firm in Charlotte begins when his wife is found dead during a party for his father's retirement, and Detective Cornell wastes no time making him a suspect in the case, though it's soon evident that this seemingly perfect family has more than its fair share of skeletons in the closet.

  • Ben makes up for lost time he missed with his family. After the evidence is re-examined, Cornell plans an arrest.

  • What Ben finds in the attic only distances Christy more as she continues to keep the kids from him. Cornell goes back to the crime scene in hopes of finding more evidence since a leak at the crime lab ruined the usable evidence.

  • Ben attempts to retrace his steps on the night of Tom's murder.

  • With the "help" of Arthur Fenton, Ben attempts to bring Cornell down, but an anonymous tip puts the spotlight back on Ben as the prime suspect.

  • Ben's stalker ups his game, so he agrees to Detective Cornell's offer of protection for his family.

  • When Christy uses Tasha and Eva to hold their relationship hostage, Ben turns to Jess for comfort. But the relationship turns sour when Ben finds evidence implicating her in Thom's death.

  • While assisting a neighbor's autistic son, Ben finds evidence associated with Tom's murder leading Ben to believe the family knows more than they have shared.

  • Ben uncovers the truth about Natalie's whereabouts two nights before Tom died when she supposedly was babysitting the young boy, leading Ben to confront his neighbors, Dr. and Vanessa Richardson. After learning about the strange circumstances surrounding the death of their son, a suspicious Ben is convinced that they possibly were involved in Tom's death.

  • While Ben's affair goes public, he struggles to keep his family together.

  • Jess becomes Ben's ally when she presents him with compelling evidence that suggests her ex-husband, Paul Murnane, could be the killer.

  • An ordinary family man finds the body of a murdered 4-year-old boy and is subsequently shocked that he's at the top of the list of suspects.

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