13 episodes

For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.4, 7.5K Ratings

For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

Mimimimi1232123 ,

Happy Face is hard to follow

The story is great but the 3 of us are very confused following who is talking, or where we are in the timeline. It jumps around a lot in the timeline and we can’t tell where Happy Face is. For example, suddenly we hear them talking about when the mom and dad they first met and we were confused on what she was talking and laughing about. This has been frequent throughout the first two chapters, but we’re giving it a chance!

rolyat_au ,

Excellent

An excellent exploration of the impact of crime on the lesser considered victims - the children of the perpetrator. Not hard to follow at all - very well produced and the music is used very effectively. Similar in theme to The Clearing, but Melissa makes herself more emotionally available and willing to explore the impact her fathers crimes have had on her, making for a slightly more engaging story. Heartbreaking and captivating at the same time - very much worth the listen!

mmmurd0ck ,

Amazing storytelling

Fascinating perspective. Truly moving. 10/10

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