7 episodes

The disappearance of Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago is one of New Zealand's most baffling missing person investigations. This six-part New Zealand Herald series provides an indepth look at the cold case and Amber-Lee's mother's ceaseless quest to bring her daughter home.

Chasing Ghosts NZ Herald

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    • 4.2, 108 Ratings

The disappearance of Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago is one of New Zealand's most baffling missing person investigations. This six-part New Zealand Herald series provides an indepth look at the cold case and Amber-Lee's mother's ceaseless quest to bring her daughter home.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Gem00 ,

Brilliant

Brilliantly put together podcast. I really hope they find your baby.

The Edmonds ,

Average at best

This podcast is based on an interesting and exceptionally unfortunate case.
The first 4 episodes are well paced and structured and appear to be leading towards a conclusion that might even allow the listener to conclude ‘whodidit’

It creates an honest description of the various characters involved,in particular the lead characters (Nicola) faliabilities.

But for some reason the last couple of episodes just fall in to a nothing-ness of b-grade journalism, the kind of questions that 15 year old kids might ask in an interview:’are you angry?’, ‘what you you like to say that the person that did it?’. Meaningless self-answering questions. It gets frustrating to listen to.

You get grumpy because you’ve invested your time in a podcast series only to be heavily let down by the soft conclusion.

Sometimes it better to leave the listener suspended.

The cops are obviously non-committal, and most of the subjects are barely coherent.

The premise is good, unfortunately the podcast never gets part 2nd gear. By the end you’re wishing it would end.

MelanieCam ,

Well balanced and narrated story

It is a great piece of investigation journalism, well balanced! Anna is a fantastic narrator and I hope we will have a second series of Chasing Ghosts. For the ones who said that this is "amateurism", well I challenge you to put this all together.
Yes It raises questions but a journalism is not god and won't bring you a magic answer that the police itself do not have at this stage.

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