19 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.

The Teacher's Pet The Australian

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    • 4.5, 469 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

4.5 out of 5
469 Ratings

469 Ratings

Jack 1504 ,

Fascinating

A fascinating listen from start to finish. I first heard about this case through the reactivation of an investigation and charges against the prime suspect Chris Dawson. It really proves the old adage that for evil to occur good men must do nothing
Tragic

Hellie12 ,

Compelling but repetitive

An incredible, sad story that needed to be told and heard. I really felt for Lynn and her family and friends. I hope the truth will bring them peace of mind.

Regarding the podcast itself, it’s a pity that it’s so repetitive and drawn out, though I had high expectations having listened to the excellent West Cork.

muus25 ,

Waaay too repetitive

Such an interesting (and terribly sad story for all involved) but my God is it drawn out and repetitive. I’m only on episode 7 and I think I’m done, which is a pity as I enjoyed the story.

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