The Night Swim
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
“A blistering plot and crisp writing make The Night Swim an unputdownable read.” –Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of The Wife Between UsIn The Night Swim, a new thriller from Megan Goldin, author of the “gripping and unforgettable” (Harlan Coben) The Escape Room, a true crime podcast host covering a controversial trial finds herself drawn deep into a small town’s dark past and a brutal crime that took place there years before.Ever since her true-crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall has become a household name—and the last hope for 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 new season of Rachel's podcast has brought her to a small town being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. A local golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season 3 a success, Rachel throws herself into her investigation—but the mysterious letters keep coming. 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 insist she was murdered—and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody in town wants to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases—and a revelation 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?
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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"Megan Goldin is very good at thrillers and actually having good twists that aren’t completely predictable. This should have a trigger warning, though, because it includes extremely graphic depictions of r*pe and s*xual assault. I still really enjoyed the book. It’s powerful and speaks to the way law and society approaches this topic. Additionally, the primary mystery plot was woven in well. I had some predictions, but I was wrong. Overall, it’s a great read (i finished in one day), but the content is heavy. "
"This one was kinda meh for me. I guess it wasn’t what I was expecting so of course I would be let down. I listened to it as an audio book and it kind of felt all over the place. I didn’t really understand what was going on until 2 hours into the audio book. I wasn’t really interested throughout it and wanted to stop reading but pushed through. Throughout I would say that I wouldn’t want to read it again, however it wrapped up nicely at the end and for that reason alone I would read again to really grasp what happened in the book."
"Loved this! I cared about all of the characters and I was gripped until the end. My kind of book!"
"I really liked this book but it didn’t have the wow factor of a 5 star book so I would give it 4 stars for a great storyline and leaving me wanting to know whodunnit right up until the end. Loved the setting in the mythical town of Neapolis. However there were a lot of typos so whoever did the proofreading did not do their job well, and it was distracting. Wouldn’t categorize this as a thriller so much as a fiction crime/courtroom novel"