Episode 53: True Crime

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The Tear Collector by Shawn Burgess

When a young autistic girl goes missing in the small Appalachian town of Harper Pass, Brooks Raker and his friends are inadvertently drawn into the police investigation. As the town suffers a mysterious death, more kids disappear and the boys experience a series of unsettling phenomena; it becomes clear that the fate of their missing classmate, Margo Combs, pales in comparison to what lies in wait in the margins of the town.

Between avoiding the bullies who are stalking them, and running from the encroaching lethal darkness, the walls are closing in around Brooks and his friends. They soon realize their fates are inextricably bound, and if they have any hope of surviving, they must unravel the dark secrets of Harper Pass before those secrets can devour them.

Pop Culture Roundup

  • Dirty John Podcast (not “Dear John as we referred to it multiple times in the episode *facepalm*)
  • You Must Remember This podcast
  • My Favorite Murder
  • Smalltown
  • The Last Podcast on the Left
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil movie
  • The Act on Hulu
  • Mommy Dead and Dearest on HBO

Books Mentioned

2 thoughts

  1. I LOVED this episode so much!! You guys hit on a bunch of books and podcasts that I’ve cruised right through.

    Another really awesome True Crime book that I would recommend is Chase Darkness With Me by Billy Jensen. It’s similar to the style of Michelle McNamara’s book (he’s the one that actually helped finish her book when she passed). Billy is also part of another awesome podcast; The Murder Squad (which also features Paul Holes who helped solve the GSK case).

    A few other true crime podcasts I highly recommend are True Crime Bullshit (freezer worthy), Bear Brook (fridge), Root of Evil (some episodes are freezer worthy based on the grossness of the topic), and The Thing About Pam (room temperature).


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