A Gentle Thief
By Amanda Dickson
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A Gentle Thief is a fictional podcast, written and performed by Amanda Dickson, inspired by real events involving the death of a young girl and her parents' desperate and relentless attempt to have her death certificate changed from suicide to homicide. Get the full story here: https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Thief-Amanda-Dickson-ebook/dp/B005IE7X2G Attorney Sophie Brownlie is given the case her first week with the law firm of Day Openshaw. She becomes passionate in her attempt to help the family prove that their daughter did not kill herself. But if she didn't, who did? Her ex-husband? Her new boyfriend, who had broken up with her just two days before she was found dead? Or is there someone else with a motive that isn't as clear? The story takes us from Las Vegas, where Sophie practices law, to Pennsylvania, where the young girl grew up, and finally to Cedar City, where she lived . . . and died. A Gentle Thief is brought to you by Superior Water and Air. http://kslnewsradio.com/1542169/ksl-newsradio-announces-new-fictional-podcast-gentle-thief/
||CleanChapter 25 - Cease and Desist||(FICTION) In Episode 25, Sophie returns to the office after her trip to Utah. She has come to a realization that she wants to leave the practice of law. It is hard for her to give up all that she has worked so hard for, but Maddie's life - and death -..||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 24 - "There isn't always a sign."||(FICTION) In Episode 24, Sophie Brownlie wakes in Cedar City. She calls Dr. Horowitz and learns about why he believes Maddie's death was a suicide. Sophie talks to Sean and tells him all she's learned, including that the woman Maddie killed in her car..||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 23 - The Funeral||(FICTION) In Episode 23, Ike and Cookie Johnson meet in Cedar City, Utah for the funeral of their daughter. Ike goes to Maddie's house, the one he bought her, and goes through his daughter's things and finds her journals. He reads how obsessed she was..||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 22 - "What did you come here for?"||(FICTION) In Episode 22, Maddie meets Con Sullier. She explains herself after he finds her trespassing. They talk about Maddie Johnson for hours. After their meeting, Maddie finds out the other two ME reports both came back suicide. That night...||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 21 - She's dead.||(FICTION) In Episode 21, Con drives back from Vegas, completely broke after draining his accounts the night before. When he pulls up to his house, Gina is hysterical. She tells him the news that Maddie is dead and the police want to talk to him. He...||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 20 - The Road to Con||(FICTION) In Episode 20, Sophie goes to SUU to find Robert Able. While he is no longer there, she does find Dr. Mina Theron, the counselor who saw Con and Maddie 20 years prior. She is willing to talk to Maddie only because Con made everything that...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 19 - New Year's||(FICTION) In Episode 19, New Year's Eve finds Maddie alone, but feeling strong, until she has a painful conversation with her mother. Junior's mother calls on New Year's to find out her son is back together with that girl (Beth) she doesn't like....||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 18 - Driven||(FICTION) Episode 18 begins with Maddie. Her ex-husband calls to ask if can bring dinner over and Maddie agrees. Robert still has feelings for Maddie that it's not clear she returns. Episode 18 then shifts to Sophie as she finally hears from the first..||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 17 - Breaking Up Is Hard to Do||(FICTION) In Episode 17, Maddie spends a night with Con and feels like they have a real connection, but when she catches him on the phone with a girl the next morning and she spends another day alone, she is blessed with the realization that he is not..||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 16 - To Go or not to Go?||(FICTION) In Episode 16, Sophie Brownlie is waiting impatiently for any response from the three medical examiners. It's been nearly a month. The case feels stagnant, and she is reluctant to return Ike Johnson's call with nothing to tell him. She keeps..||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 15 - "I killed her."||(FICTION) In Episode 15, Con and Maddie go back to see the counselor. Con talks about his dreams of death involving him and Maddie, one where they were going to commit a double suicide. Maddie begins to shake and tells them something she's never told...||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 14 - "What happened to Madeline Johnson?"||(FICTION) In Episode 14, Sophie Brownlie is working on sending letters of engagement to other medical examiners to ask them to review the file on Madeline Johnson, just as Dr. Verdad suggested she do. The phone rings, and it's an old college...||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 13 - So This Is Christmas||(FICTION) In Episode 13, it's Christmas night 1983, and Maddie finally answers the phone that's been ringing all day. She speaks first with her mother and then father. Both had been calling for hours. Maddie was toying with her gun as she listens to...||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Gone Too Fast||(FICTION) In Episode 12, Maddie attends the wedding of her father to Samantha. This is not a happy day for her. It's not that she doesn't like Samantha, exactly, it's just that it makes her mother even more angry and her father more far away. Samantha..||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 11 - From Valentine's to Christmas Eve||(FICTION) Episode 11 of A Gentle Thief begins with Sophie and Rick on Valentine's Day when they have a negotiation with the US Attorney. The negotiation does not go well as the US Attorney sends an assistant in his place and Rick Day is not pleased....||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 10 - Thinking About Death||(FICTION) In Episode 10 of A Gentle Thief, Maddie is about to head out the door to school when the phone rings. Con calls to to tell her he has an appointment for them that night with a counselor. Maddie isn't sure it's even worth the time, but after...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 9 - More Audacity Than Me||(FICTION) In Episode 9, Sophie Brownlie and Rick Day get their meeting with the Utah Medical Examiner to try to convince him to change Madeline Johnson's death certificate from suicide to homicide. Before they leave for Salt Lake, Rick...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 8 - Employees Only||(FICTION) In Episode 8 of A Gentle Thief, Maddie confirms her fears about Con, but it does little good in protecting her. Her neighbor, Junior, helps her one night to catch him in a lie. After the drama, Junior and Maddie talk late...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 7 - "Dear God - are you there?"||(FICTION) When Maddie asked her husband for a divorce, he didn't seem surprised. He left without argument. She went straight to Con and left a note on his car, "He's gone." In this episode we watch Con and Maddie's relationship develop, and we...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 6 - "There is something wrong with my client."||(FICTION) In Episode 6 of A Gentle Thief, we are back with Sophie at the law firm on the day her client, Ike Johnson, calls. They go over where they are on the case, what the strong arguments are, and how they are going to approach the Utah Medical...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 5 - The Door She Can Never Close||(FICTION) In Episode 5 of A Gentle Thief, a fictional podcast based on real events, we meet the man who would become Maddie's undoing - Con Sullier. He is a disc jockey at the local rock station, aloof, trolling the green show at the Shakespeare...||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 4 - Death Once Dead, There's No More Dying Then||(FICTION) In Episode 4 of A Gentle Thief, a fictional podcast based on true events, we see Maddie Johnson as a young woman living in Cedar City in the house given to her by her father. She felt too young to be a homeowner, but was that AND a landlord..||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 3 - Never Assume a Suicide||(FICTION) In Episode 3 of A Gentle Thief, a fictional podcast inspired by true events, attorney Sophie Brownlie studies the case of the dead girl with her husband, an experienced crime reporter with The Las Vegas Sun. Together they learn that...||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 2 - What Happens in Disneyworld Stays in Disneyworld||(FICTION) A Gentle Thief is inspired by true events... Madeline Ruth Johnson (Maddie) lives with her parents Ike and Cookie in a small Pennsylvania town. Maddie and her father Ike struggle to live with the angry and vindictive Cookie. They avoid her...||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 1 - Be Careful What You Wish For||(FICTION) A Gentle Thief is inspired by true events... Sophie Brownlie is a brand new lawyer. She's eager to work, but is unsure of herself and her place in her Las Vegas law firm. Senior Partner Rick Day assigns Sophie a case thinking it will be a...||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Waiting for the sequel!
Very engaging story! An excellent book. Amanda does a superb job narrating the story, and making the characters believable and real. The narration brings the story and characters alive! Well done!
I was sucked in from the beginning!!
I have not been able to stop listening to this book. So good!!! The ending is a huge shock!!! I wondered but wasn’t certain.
Please write a sequel!
I am hooked and I am having a really hard time waiting for the next batch of episodes. Please make a sequel!