Cora is a young mother who, after being overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a shocking act of violence with apparently no reason behind it.
When an investigator becomes obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive, the two end up on a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.
I really liked this series. I watched it in 2 chunks. I'm not a Biel fan, but I thought she did a great job as did Bill Pullman. It was kind of slow in places, but I thought the reveals were worth it. Now that this format fits into award categories with miniseries, I will be surprised if I don't see The Sinner up for something somewhere.