The Stranger in Our Bed is a book-to-movie production originally written by my friend Samantha Lee Howe. As she is in England, I have observed from afar as the story progressed from getting the book published to the movie being produced. I didn’t know if I’d be able to see the movie here in the US, so when I saw it listed on Showtime, I put it on my list of movies to watch.
After a particularly long and hard day, I decided it was time to watch it.
I had no preconceived notions about the movie, not having read the book yet, but I believed it would be good, knowing that Samantha is an excellent writer.
This mystery-thriller kept me guessing. It is set in England and, in part, at an old family estate in the country, both of which lend to the movie’s mystery. From the beginning, I could feel the tension that proved to weave throughout the story.
I love complicated characters, so though the characters are few, it fascinated me to watch the layers being added to each of the characters and the storyline.
A woman having an affair makes the decision to leave her husband for love. Simple enough. Yet that’s where everything gets complicated.
There were twists and turns, even a few things I instinctively knew, yet there were surprises along the way, too. I loved that there were things throughout the movie that had me connecting the dots, things that gave more understanding and depth, which had me saying to myself, “Ahhh, I see now.” I love those kinds of movie treasures.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable movie that happily met my need to unwind after a grueling day. It also made me realize that my day wasn’t that hard, comparatively.
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Cyndi (she/her) is the mama of two grown children and Oma to eight grandchildren, all of whom she adores. She’s a biker chick with a lady’s heart and thirty-nine tattoos that tell some of her life story. Not just a cancer survivor, she’s a life thriver. She also loves painting, and finds the process similar to solving math equations. She has been a writer/poet since the age of nine, her first poem being about God’s Hands. She wrote for Christian Biker Magazine for five years.
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