So well researched, written and delivered. I cannot even imagine being in the place of Eric‘s mom. What a strong powerful woman! And Amber is doing such important work on the behalf of people who have not only experienced devastating murders but then have been victimized and brutalized by law enforcement who are paid by the citizens to protect & serve. I am so impressed with Amber’s investigative work and can’t stop binge listening even though the content is emotionally distressing to hear. I want to add to my review that I neglected to mention the excellent work Michael does. His skills are amazing. I would certainly want someone like him to be working on my loved ones behalf
I listen to this show on a Whim the other night when I couldn’t sleep and was hooked. I binged it. You guys are fierce and brave for calling out sloppy police work! I love every second of it! Thanks for shinning a light on people that are missing who have no voice. I think of Eric Cates daily, and pray for a resolution for his sweet momma.
As a true crime fan and lifelong Alabama resident, I Love this podcast. The stories make you remember that trouble is never that far away. And it exposes corrupt public officials. Don’t miss a single season!!
This podcast is excellent at shining a light on the goings on in small town Alabama. Keep up the great work. Hopefully the truth will come to light soon. I am always eagerly awaiting the next episode and listen to it as soon as it’s out! Great job!
Just wanted to say thank you from Georgia. I’m obsessed with this podcast, not just with how well narrated it is, but how incredibly well researched theses cases are. Simply stellar!
I have been hoping someone competent would take on these cases and corruption in the form of a podcast. I just binged every single episode. So professionally and thoroughly executed. Also, done with noble intent..for justice and to stand up for victims and their families who are suffering so much. These cases have burned into my soul but truly didn’t know how to help. In this upside down world we are currently living in, it gave me some hope to see people giving their time, resources and talents to the cause of what is right, expecting nothing in return but results for these families. Best series I have heard ever. I would give 10 stars if I could.
I live in Alabama abs was recommended this show. I’m hooked and not a typical crime podcast listener. Since discovering this show I’ve tried others and they just don’t compare.
I so enjoyed the Secrets True Crime , I live in Alabama and didn’t have a clue to so much corruption in police office as in Walker co. My husband was a police officer for 25 years so I firmly take police work seriously and nobody especially law enforcement should ever look at murder crimes lightly. I have a theory on Cates murder. It just wouldn’t surprise me if police were involved or protecting someone.
Thank you for all that you do for the family and friends of the people who have lost their lives and need answers. I have been following the Eric and gypsy story on Facebook for years and I’m so glad that you all have taken your time on this much needed story that needs to be heard. I hope and pray that this will help get justice for Eric and Gypsy’s death. You guys are doing an amazing job and I love this podcast.
I listened to dozens of Podcasts and this is a very good one. The Podcasts are not scripted like a lot of others that speculate on stuff. Lots of actual interviews with the people that are involved. Not tons of commercials and doesn’t lean to always blaming law enforcement for every single thing. Just factual and not biased. A nice change.
So thankful you have shined light on the Eric Cates and Gypsie murder. I know some of his family and I am so very thankful that someone is finally discussing the logistics of this case. Several of us from work started listening to this podcast and now I have also listened to season 1 as well. I have actually lived in Wetumpka so that hits close to home as well. Hopefully people will start coming forward with information to solve these cases. Thank you again!!!
So I just started listening, but it so weird to me how Eric said he was going to a bbq Friday night and the next day he was found burned in his truck. Hopefully as I move threw the podcast some light will be shed on that. Just very odd to me.
How does Walker County Police continue to get by with such as this? I have known Toby for many years and she’s a great person only doing what a parent should do. I’m sure they would have locked me up more than once if I was dealing with what Toby is. Great podcast and very needed
I live in Birmingham AL. This hits home in a way I cannot describe. It isn't only about the victims but other crimes uncovered during this gripping discovery. The plot thickens, as it is said, AND OH BUT HOW! Let me say, if you enjoy true crime, small town Secrets is for you. Press PLAY NOW! I blew through 9 episodes. Great job Amber and kudos to Toby, (the parent) for fighting for the truth..I want to hear MORE AND MORE of this very twisted cold case that continues. You will enjoy how the story is told as well as the unbelievable circumstances that happened just two counties over from my home town.
Love the podcast! Only complaint is I do not see the final bonus episode for the Hayden Mayberry case. The last one I heard was called Smoke after that nothing. What’s up?
OMG!! I just found this podcast a few days ago and listened to all the episodes in two days.. I live in Alabama so this podcast really interests me.. I need more episodes please..
Just finished Season 1 and it was incredible. I’ve been looking for a podcast that spends an entire season on a single crime. Bonus is I live in Alabama and familiar with the locations where the stories are taking place. Next up, Season 2!
I live in Birmingham AL. This hits home in a way I cannot describe. It isn't only about the victims but other crimes uncovered during this gripping discovery. The plot thickens, as it is said, AND OH BUT HOW! Let me say, if you enjoy true crime, small town Secrets is for you. Press PLAY NOW! blew through 9 episodes in a day! Great job Amber and kudos to Tobbie, the parent for fighting for the truth..I want to hear MORE AND MORE of this very twisted cold case that continues.
Love the podcast and host!! Some of the women interviewed are circular talkers and repeat phrases and details 4 or 5 or more times when talking and telling a story. It’s a little aggravating waiting for them to finish a story. Wish it could have been edited. Grew up in Wetumpka and this story rocked Elmore County and I wish they would arrest this guy!!!
When I listen to podcasts it’s all about crime and murder. This is the most detailed and informative podcast I have listen to. Thank you for all of your hard work and information that you shared.
What a great podcast! Binge-worthy!!! I’m a true crime addict so 5 stars is a rare occurrence! Can’t stop listening!
Compelling and Disturbing. Binged the entirety of Season 2. This story is sadly not the first or last time Elected Officials are and will be corrupt. I think Eric’s mother has unbelievable bravery ,enormous strength and is unstoppable in her pursuit for the truth. I applaud you!!
This is one of the very few podcasts that I listen to. Amazing job! I’m so so thankful for a podcast that doesn’t have constant curse words. They are hard to find. Love stories that have interviews with people related to the story. Also, a podcast that has multiple episodes of a story. Keep up the GREAT work!! I’m elated to find a podcast that has everything I love in a podcast. Hoping you continue with new seasons/episodes. 💜🥰