14 episodes

Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.

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    • 4.5, 118 Ratings

Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

johnnie little shoes ,

It’s almost surreal, and that’s why it deserved to be made

Some people here are complaining about the truthfulness or realism of the show. I don’t share the same view. Why would anyone make a true crime podcast series if the circumstances are not special?

Debbie’s family is a little weird, I agree. But they’re real, and they HAVE been through all of that. If they’re a bit insane, yeah, the whole thing is.

Listen to the first episode, it’s well made and very intriguing. There’s one specific (and crucial) mystery that lasts for the entire series. Check it out for yourself :)

IdaHanson ,

Horrible voices

The podcast is so good!
But I Can’t stand the way the “kids” talk. like.. I mean like.. like.. Spoken like everything is a question! Coming from Scandinavia, this is the sort of voice/accent that I (and every other scando) connect with US stupidity🙈 They should definitely had have some actresses to do their voices!

Alex 1667 ,

What a frustrating podcast

Every 5 min you keep asking yourself How is this possible? A clear case of What was she thinking. This lady is scared, fears for her life, but still stays with the creep. Crazy.

Not to mention, there is someone who claims she learned how to hold a knife by watching The Walking Dead. Whaaat??? Get real. Her zombie kill? She wanted to protect herself during a zombie apocalypse?

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