Anne Perry is one of the leading authors of our time. She specializes in crime novels and is famous worldwide but her books hide a very real tale of murder and everlasting regret. Since she was 15 years old, Anne has carried an awful secret, a story of a young murderer forever trying to get beyond her terrible deed. This intimate documentary enters the inner sanctum of Anne's reclusive life. "I knew it was wrong and I knew I would have to pay for it": Anne's broken voice bounces off the walls of her remote home in Scotland as she talks about the murder. A powerful documentary about the burden of guilt in which the real story emerges as a powerful growing veneer, a haunting skin taking over the immediate narrative. The viewer will be left pondering this story weeks after viewing.
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Nicely done. Not too heavy-handed. The documentary ends with Perry speaking of changes that are forth-coming in her life. Assuming such changes occurred, a note at the end would have been nice. But I could see her dying in that Scottish farm house.