Not long after leaving her job as a Fulton County prosecutor, Nancy Grace began writing a book loosely based on her experiences. “I was in withdrawal,” Grace said. “I missed the office.”
Hailey Dean, the protagonist in her novel “Eleventh Victim” is also a former prosecutor who moved from Atlanta to New York. Like Grace, she has lived through the violent death of her fiancé. Dean’s life diverges from her creator’s when she becomes a therapist unjustly accused of murdering her patients.
On Saturday, the small-screen adaptation of Grace’s book appears on Lifetime. The Lifetime Original Movie “Eleventh Victim” airs at 8 p.m.
“I still can’t believe it really happened,” Grace said. “A lot of times I was in New York all by myself I would be watching Lifetime. I never imagined I would have a movie on Lifetime.”
The HLN host serves as executive producer for the film and played a small cameo role. It stars her fellow “Dancing With the Stars” alums Jennie Garth as Dean,