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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.

The Teacher's Pet The Australian

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4, 865 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
865 Ratings

865 Ratings

teathebee ,

frustratingly beautiful

The story being told is heartbreaking and tragic, but the way Headly tells it is so beautiful and respectful towards Lynn. I can’t wait for an update after the trial in August 2019.

golden_tan ,

Good and in-depth

One of my favourite podcasts! Yes it’s long winded but it’s perfect for listening to while working. Loved diving into the details of one story (unlike other podcasts I also like) and found myself excited to tune in the next day.

QueenSB51 ,

Best of the True Crime Genre

Found my way here after listening to Who the Hell is Hamish. I spent 20 years in investigative journalism and this is crackerjack reporting. Great work running down so many leads and interviews. I found it absolutely fascinating. For those complaining that it’s ‘slow’, relax and enjoy the ride. It’s a creepy tale told brilliantly. When you finish this, check out Hamish.

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