We are told from the start that this investigation remains a mystery; that there is a chief suspect - Ian Bailey (below), but that there is not enough evidence and despite being arrested, and having no plans to go to France, because of an extradition order and a trial being held there in his absence, he remains at large.
Investigative journalist, Sam Bungey, and documentarian, Jennifer Forde, tell the story, now that your antennae are on full alert - maybe you'll figure this out. But alas, this is the story of a bungled crime scene and a police department who fails to get any significant answers or information.
And unfortunately, neither does this podcast. The only things we learn are more about Ian Bailey and Jules Thomas, his loyal partner, what they do and what they think, as they make themselves available for interviews. There are also some villagers who do the same, although what they know and recollect is not that much. The phone transcripts found in the police records also shed no light.
In latest news (The Independent May 2018), Ian Bailey has asked for the French papers of the trial, and raised a ruckus that there was 'alien DNA' at the scene. Apparently this was never followed up either.
A disappointing podcast. A story that should revolve around a young woman and her murder, somehow hijacked by a man who maybe did it. Bizarre. I enjoyed the style of the presenting and the accents, and the alternating voices, but it went nowhere, and left me feeling that although I had spent no money (it was free on Audible for a while) it had wasted my time.
Some books to read.