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2024 Best True-Crime Saga

The Karen Read Case

What is it about the Karen Read trial that’s so universally captivating? Is it the possibility that a tight-knit group of townie officials could’ve staged an elaborate cover-up of Boston Police Officer John O’Keefe’s alleged murder by framing his Lexus-driving girlfriend? Is it the star power of big-shot defense attorney Alan Jackson, the messy relationship drama on full courtroom display, or the defendant’s array of inscrutable facial expressions? Whatever it is, the Netflix series is sure to be a must-watch.