A tale about love and a rather big lie from The Lip, a podcast about unforgettable true New Zealand stories.
Averill had grown up in a conservative family; sex wasn't talked about and glory boxes were still a thing.
But she was cut from a different cloth to her siblings.
“There were two rules going down. It was okay for boys to sow their seeds but young women were supposed to be the epitome of the Virgin Mary.”
Before Angie was born, Averill had been faced with a choice: give her baby away to strangers, or keep the baby – but never, ever tell her who her real father was.
Averill made her choice. Sixteen years later, it came back to haunt her.
Listen to the full episode from the podcast series The Lip by journalist Megan McChesney:
Listen to previous episodes:
Secret on the high seas
The cult of Gloriavale
The Boy Who Was Mistaken for a Sheep
Not your ordinary Valentines' story
The Double-edged Sword
Back from the Abyss
The Singing Cowboy
The Butterfly Effect
Murder Under the Mountain
Read more about the podcast series here.