The Sinner by Petra HammesfahrThe basis for the highly anticipated limited series on USA starring Jessica Biel premiering August 2nd, The Sinner is an internationally bestselling psychological thriller by Germanys Patricia Highsmith
On a sunny summer afternoon by the lake, Cora Bender stabs a man to death. Why? What would cause this quiet, kind young mother to stab a complete stranger in the throat over and over again, in full view of her family and friends? For the local police, its an open-and-shut case. Cora quickly confesses and theres no shortage of witnesses, but those questions remain unanswered. Haunted by the case, the police commissioner refuses to close the file and begins his own maverick investigation. So begins the slow unraveling of Coras past, a harrowing descent into a womans private hell. A dark, spellbinding novel, where the truth is to be questioned at every turn, The Sinner has been a bestseller around the world, and is poised to be a summer smash with the coming TV adaptation, already hailed as one of the most anticipated shows of the summer.
The Sinner is unnerving and weird and guaranteed to stick with you weeks later. -Sarah Weinman, editor of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives and Women Crime Writers
Hauntingly insightful and sensitive. -The Guardian
The Sinner series three: Detective Harry Ambrose is set to take on his most 'disturbing' case yet
By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline. He most recently investigated a shocking double homicide of a couple who appeared to have murdered by their year-old son Julian. He's back! The Sinner series three promises an even more 'disturbing' case, as Bill Pullman reprises his role as Detective Harry Ambrose in the new season. However as he delves deeper into the case, Ambrose discovers a hidden crime at the centre of the crash which has been the dubbed the 'most disturbing and dangerous case of his career'.
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The Sinner is an American anthology crime drama mystery television series, based on the novel of the same name by German crime writer Petra Hammesfahr. Eight episodes of the program, originally conceived of as a "close-ended series", were ordered in January and premiered on USA Network on August 2, In March , the series was renewed for a second season, also of eight episodes, which premiered on August 1, , and concluded on September 19, In March , the series was renewed for a third season. In the first season, Detective Harry Ambrose Bill Pullman delves into the past of a troubled young mother Jessica Biel , in order to determine why she fatally stabbed a man during a beach outing but has no memory of why she committed the crime. In the second season, Ambrose returns to his hometown, after a year-old boy Elisha Henig confesses to poisoning a couple, and learns secrets that the town's inhabitants are determined to keep buried.
The Sinner season two is available to stream and download on Netflix US now. Both series are available to watch on Netflix now. The first series of The Sinner is based on the novel of the same name by German author Petra Hammesfahr. The Sinner season one followed the case of Cora Tannetti played by Jessica Biel , who stabbed a man named Frankie Belmont Eric Todd to death on the beach but had no memory of why she committed the crime. Detective Harry Ambrose Bill Pullman was appointed to investigate the case and wanted to get to the bottom of why she committed the crime. Cora confessed to the murder straight away and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder to avoid trial, but Ambrose decided not to close the case. Ambrose called for a competency evaluation, to determine whether Cora was mentally stable at the time she committed the offence.