Monday, August 10, 2020

The Night Swim: A Novel by Megan Goldin

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book: (from Goodreads)

After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name―and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help.

The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town’s golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating―but the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places. Someone is following her, and she won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insists she was murdered―and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody seems to want to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved.

Electrifying and propulsive, The Night Swim asks: What is the price of a reputation? Can a small town ever right the wrongs of its past? And what really happened to Jenny?

my thoughts:

Wow! What a book! The Night Swim by Megan Goldin was an excellent story that was chock full of intrigue, drama, mystery, and thrills. I absolutely LOVED it!!

Rachel Krall has a very popular true crime podcast. She's about to start a new season and will be covering a rape trial in a small town. Suddenly, she's finding notes popping up all over the place - notes asking her to investigate a young woman's death from twenty-five years ago in the same small town she'll be working from. What's Rachel to do? Ignore the notes or take them seriously. Hmm...she decides to start asking questions about both cases and she soon finds herself uncovering truths that link both cases. Say what? Yep, history has a way of fitting into the present and this time round it most definitely is.

Goldin has written a terrific story that explores the topics of rape, crime, history, and truth. She's created unforgettable characters and an unputdownable story. Her writing is strong, engaging, and top notch. You can't help but get pulled right into these characters' lives and their stories. Such a great book!

I would happily recommend The Night Swim to fans of Goldin and anyone looking for their next great read.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Ti said...

These types of reads are so perfect for a pandemic. Gotta keep the brain occupied and distracted.