Suspect

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Publisher:
Campside Media, Wondery

Suspect

4.8/5

Critic Rating

4.5/5

Listener Rating

Suspect is an investigative series about mislaid justice and the kinds of weighty decisions that detectives, lawyers, and jurors make every day - decisions that, once made, are almost impossible to reverse.Season 2: Vanished in the Snow chronicles the disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews. For three and a half decades, her disappearance was a mystery – a riddle neither authorities nor her family members could solve. The residents of her cloistered Colorado hometown had scoured every inch of prairie. The President of the United States appealed to journalists to help. Jonelle’s smiling face was printed on milk cartons nationwide. Still, ever...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.9

Mara Davis • Paste Magazine Nov 1, 2022

"(Season 2) Journalist Ashley Franz digs up all kinds of leads but focuses on one person. His shady story and history doesn’t confirm everything 100 percent, and I wasn’t fully convinced. Like season 1, Suspect leaves you with a lot of unanswered questions. There’s definitely more to this story."

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Score: 4.9

Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ Oct 22, 2022

"(Season 2): They’re two very different cases and are decades apart, but what ties both seasons of Suspect together is the hosts’ painstaking attention-to-detail as they comb through the evidence (and flaws) of each murder’s investigation. Stylistically, Suspect is very Serial-esque: a well-worn-yet-reliable approach to true-crime storytelling."

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Score: 4.8

Emma Dibdin • New York Times Nov 23, 2021

"That gathering provides a wide array of suspects, all of whom are investigated in this absorbing, emotional ten-episode series."

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Score: 4.5

Mr. Hipster • Mr. Hipster Blog Oct 19, 2021

"...this story feels particularly modern and present in a way a lot of the others pods I’ve listened to don’t. I suppose in feeling more like an old-fashioned doc, this feels weirdly modern and different. The theme of justice is certainly part of it, but the approach is very different. The hosts don’t personalize the story. They don’t integrate their feelings, or even act as the audience avatar. It’s more academic than that — yet wholly effective and compelling nonetheless. The end result of the pod is, like most true crime programming, not particularly satisfying. So in one sense, you’re frustrated. And in another you’re also happy, but sad. It’s all very confusing feelings wise. But it’s certainly worth a listen..."

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Score: 4.9

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Oct 7, 2021

"Suspect is a very good listen. In terms of pure execution, it’s probably the best narrative true-crime podcast I’ve heard all year. The resulting product is tight as hell, a listening experience of such efficiency that I couldn’t help but compulsively move from each episode to the next. Suspect is a little bit like the true-crime podcast version of a Gerard Butler movie or a really good episode of Law and Order: an exemplar of its genre, but not a revolutionary, which I sincerely mean as praise."

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Listener Reviews

Score: 4.5

Safoora B. Mar 1, 2022

"Stumbled on to this true crimes podcast about a murder during a Halloween Party in the Seattle area in October 2008. The host of the podcast does a great job of combing through all the details and taking the listeners through the events. He received a letter from the accused which led him to look into the murder and then the trial. This case also shows that DNA evidence doesn't always "work."…"


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