Ties That Bind is a 2010 Made-for-TV Movie combining Mystery, Crime, and Thriller. It is directed by Frédéric D'Amours, written by J.B. White, and starred Kristanna Loken, Warren Christie, and Kristen Hager.
Hope Webster (Kristanna Loken) finds herself leaving the comfort of her suburban life for New York City in order to settle the affairs of her best friend Rachel Thomas (Kristen Hager) who has just been murdered. Little does she know that she is being sucked into a vortex of intrigue, where nothing is what it appears to be - including what happened to Rachel - a vortex that ultimately becomes a fight for Hope's life. Not to mention she has to deal with Peter Wilson (Warren Christie), who has "attractive, dangerous man" written all over him.
This film provides examples of:
- Faking the Dead: Rachel Thomas turns out to be not so dead after all.
- Love Interest: Peter Wilson is this for Hope Webster.
- Police Are Useless: Hope Webster actually has to go to the crime scene and do all the work and investigation herself.