Based on the classic Grimm Brothers tale The Handless Maiden, and Stephanie Oakes’ novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, and adapted and updated by Tucker, Sacred Lies is about a handless teen who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader.
Harper and Elsie track Peter to his hometown. Harper and Peter’s histories collide in an unexpected way, and Elsie finds herself in the center of a twisted ritual.
Harper follows a promising lead on Elsie’s family. Peter takes Elsie to an important place from her past, helping her access the truth about her mother.
Harper has a breakthrough connecting the Cherry Falls Jane Does to Elsie’s mother. Peter relives the night he met Wendy. Elsie, alone again, accepts a surprising lifeline.
Peter tells Elsie the end of the story. Harper races to find Elsie before it’s too late.
Peter opens up to Elsie about the origins of the song that haunts them both. Harper pursues the Cherry Falls investigation - against the Sheriff's wishes - with the help of an inside source.
Harper finds an unexpected ally, exposing shocking information about Elsie’s family. Elsie struggles to remember her mother’s face. Peter digs up his violent past.
Elsie joins Harper’s investigation and helps track down a suspect. Peter takes a trip that reveals his inner demons.
The loss of her hands was only the beginning: the Prophet has something even more twisted in store for Minnow Bly.
The source of Harper’s obsession hits close to home. Catch up on the sixth episode ofSacred Lies: The Singing Bones.
Harper faces the consequences of her unconventional detective work while Elsie reunites with a friend. Peter tries to prove himself to his father – and to Elsie.
Minnow searches for a new belief system that can answer the questions that burn inside her and finally reveals the heartbreaking truth of how she lost her hands.
Harper, a reclusive online investigator, breaks open a cold case. Elsie, a troubled foster kid, tries to recall the song linking her to a mother she barely remembers – and to Peter, a convict with dark secrets.
Minnow must decide if she’s still the same girl who fell in love with Jude in the woods while the police’s investigation into The Prophet’s death escalates, zeroing in on her as the main suspect.
Minnow reveals how her love for Jude threw her beliefs into chaos and made her question everything she knew, including the Prophet himself. Meanwhile, Wilson investigates this boy Minnow fell for, wondering if he’s complicit in The Prophet’s death. And in the process, uncovers a horrifying secret.
Minnow starts taking classes and panics when she is tasked to try reading, uncovering a gruesome memory from her past surrounding the birth of her baby sister.
With Angel as her guide, Minnow experiences Valentine’s Day for the first time, revealing the story of her own forbidden love in the woods. But as her friendship with Angel continues to deepen she’s given a violent reminder of how dangerous the world around her can be.
Trying to make sense of her new world, Minnow turns to her roommate Angel for answers. Dr. Wilson meanwhile delves into the Prophet's past and discovers the disturbing origin of the Kevinian god, "Charlie”.
Minnow begins to tell her story to Dr. Wilson, about the formation of the cult, the power of the Prophet, their sudden disappearance into the woods twelve years ago, and truth about who cut off her hands.
After a cult in Montana mysteriously burns to the ground, a girl named Minnow Bly emerges from the woods. A violent encounter results in her being sent to juvenile detention, where her only hope for release comes from a forensic psychologist who offers freedom in exchange for her secrets.
As the murder investigation comes to a head, Minnow faces her parole hearing and learns her fate, telling Dr. Wilson the end of her story –– how the Prophet died and what really happened to her sister.