The Letter

Publisher:
Lemonada Media

The Letter

4.4/5

Critic Rating

On a winter morning in 1982, two young fathers were found shot to death in a van parked outside an upscale Utah restaurant. The killer soon confessed, but his story about what happened - and why he chose violence - would create more pain, conflict, and questions for the families left in the wake of the murders. As the families of the men struggle to rebuild their lives, they face questions they never anticipated. Does everyone deserve a second chance? Who is forgiveness for? And if you can inherit trauma, can you also inherit forgiveness? Through their stories, we discover even...


Critic Reviews

Score: 2.5

The Crime Writers Squad • Crime Writers On Jul 4, 2024

"(Season: Ripple Effect) Kevin found himself empathizing with a man's quest to find forgiveness for the worst actions imaginable. Rebecca acknowledged the good work of host Amy Donaldson, but also found the story's subjects to be puzzling."

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Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Apr 25, 2024

"(Season 2)...their loved ones share memories of the incident and try to fill in the blanks and heal, amid so many unanswered questions."

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Score: 5

The Crime Writers Squad • Crime Writers On Sep 29, 2022

""The Letter" is mournfully sad...But it takes a turn few podcasts do. It's emotional and thought provoking all at the same time to hear a mother say on the phone "Love you" to the man who shot her son."


Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Sep 12, 2022

"It opens with a scene that pulls you in…you are invited to hear the phone conversation between a woman and someone in jail...it reminds me a bit of the opening segments to Are You Afraid of the Dark? …things feel scenic and safe, but also ominous. I feel like I’m on a wild ride and I don’t want to get off."

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