16 episodes

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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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.

    Episode 16 - Arrest

    Episode 16 - Arrest

    Chris is arrested over the alleged murder of Lyn.

    • 45 min
    Episode 15 - Digging

    Episode 15 - Digging

    Police continue to search for clues.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 14 - Decision Time

    Episode 14 - Decision Time

    Police pledge to continue investigating the case.

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Episode 13 - The System

    Episode 13 - The System

    The Justice system struggles to find answers to Lyn's disappearance.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 12 - Momentum

    Episode 12 - Momentum

    Former Cromer High students share their experiences.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 11 - Loyalty

    Episode 11 - Loyalty

    Police ramp up investigations into the case.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Bustercrack ,

Fabulous listening

A great podcast which highlights the power of social media in the hands of a good journalist.
Highly recommended.
My dog has never been walked so much .

hdandotis123 ,

Gripping - must listen

I have been gripped with this podcast since I started listening. Hedley Thomas narrates the story in such an engaging and fascinating way

pootle30 ,

Fantastic outcome and the power of the podcast

Listened to this back in early 2019. Great podcast and fantastic work by Henley and The Australian in not only pulling the information together but their investigative efforts also. Great to now reflect on how this contributed to a conviction at last!

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