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The Teacher's Pet
Lyn and Chris Dawson appear to have the perfect marriage. He's a star footballer and popular high school teacher. She's a devoted wife and mother. They share a beautiful home above Sydney's northern beaches. But when Lyn goes missing, dark secrets are buried. This is no fairytale, but a sordid story of strangely close twin brothers, teenage student lovers, and probable murder. The Australian's Hedley Thomas digs deep into a cold case which has been unsolved for 36 years, uncovering startling new evidence.
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4.7 stars from 22,375 ratings
The story is amazing and hard to imagine happening in today’s world and it quickly drew me in. A few episodes in, I was angry at the nearly equal blame seeming to be placed on Joann— the underage teenager who was groomed, raped and abused by someone who was in a relationship of trust (him being...Read full review »
jjl1983 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/19/19
Too repetitive
It’s an intriguing story but the host repeats the same thing on every episode. If they would have trimmed the fat and just put all the information in fewer episodes this would have been so much better. I couldn’t even listen to the last two episodes because I was so annoyed with it.
kelclashae via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/19
This is a great story that is repeated over and over again every episode. I think it’s so important to share these stories the recent arrest can be directly attributed to Headley Thomas’s investigation, but I if I have to hear the words soft soil again, I will chuck my phone off a cliff.
Oyuicryg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/19
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