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In order to tell the story of a crime, you have to turn back time. Every season, Investigative journalist Delia D'Ambra digs deep into a mind-bending mystery with the hopes of reigniting interest in a decades old homicide case.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Season 1: The Murder of Denise Johnson

An investigative journalist revisits her small coastal hometown in North Carolina to dive deep into a 22-year-old cold case murder and arson that's marred the image of where she grew up. This investigative series reveals new clues, never-before-heard interviews and tracks down potential suspects in the case.


27 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 1: Dainty

A killer remains at-large 22 years after a woman is brutally murdered inside her home in coastal North Carolina. Host, Delia D’Ambra, begins a new investigation into the unsolved murder starting with recollections from eyewitnesses. 


16 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 2: Small Operation

Kill Devil Hills police detectives, past and present, weigh in on the lagging progress in the case and the location of evidence from Denise's autopsy comes into question.


16 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 3: The Dog

In 1997, the first eyewitness on scene is detained by police and years later CounterClock tracks him down. Investigators begin to consider Denise’s four-legged companion a critical piece of evidence. 


23 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 4: Of Interest

Denise's roommate from 22 years ago remembers critical details that could help investigators and Delia uncovers a perplexing connection between Denise and the first eyewitness on scene.


30 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 5: Search Warrant

A set of siblings start to suspect their downstairs tenant is involved in the crime and when police return to Norfolk Street, a new lead emerges.


6 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Episode 6: The Brass

All of the former key law enforcement detectives on he Denise Johnson case go on record about the investigation and mistakes that were made.


13 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Episode 7: Caller Unknown

CounterClock uncovers a terrible secret about Denise’s past in Florida and unearths a police report from Kill Devil Hills in 1996 that could point to who wanted her dead. 


13 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 8: The Tall Blonde

One of the last people to see Denise Johnson alive comes forward and Delia tracks down the man who lived next door to Denise in 1997. 


20 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Episode 9: Body of Evidence

CounterClock revisits the crime scene at 2014 Norfolk Street and uncovers there are secrets beneath the floorboards.


27 Feb 2020

Rank #10