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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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

4.6 out of 5
33.8K Ratings

33.8K Ratings

Truth Rocks ,

Emotional vacuum!

Left me an emotional wreck! angry, shocked, judgemental —questioning, and of course empathy for the victims. A difficult, yet compelling journey -I hope listeners are wiser and more educated in assessing the danger of unhealthy relationships. Well done.

Micheal adami ,

Annoying

UGHH! her daughters LITERALLY sound like the voice I use to make fun of spoiled preppy girls who can’t spend a second without scrolling thru Instagram.
I’m not going to make any character judgements about them because of their voices, I’m sure they are great people, but it makes their accounts BRUTAL to listen to. Seriously, we’re talking like 10 words per minute and up talking to the max... painful.

4Wheels2002 ,

Frustratingly addictive

I couldn’t stop listening. I was constantly frustrated and angry with Debra!!! She brought a monster into her family.... even after she knew more about him. Selfish.

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