REVIEW: Brilliant! The Night Swim by Megan Goldin was one of the most unique premises for a book that I have ever come across. The main character has a podcast called “Guilty ot Not Guilty” that explores both old and current crimes. She is covering a rape case but, while in town, an old rape case comes to her attention.
The characters are believable and some of them are likeable right off the bat. I learned to like others and some are not anyone you would want to know. She brings out the feels.
Another thing I just realized is there is not a romance going on as a secondary plot. That’s okay! This book didn’t need it. Obviously, I didn’t miss it.
I also read her previous book The Escape Room and I have to tell you that I liked this one much better. The author doesn’t have to worry about this book. I have a feeling it will do quite well.
I really liked this book and it kept me turning the pages. I often just read in the evenings but, I had to finish this one this morning. It just kept beckoning me to read the ending. Oh, what an ending it was! If you like Psychological Thillers, you will like this book as well.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review.
SYNOPSIS: In The Night Swim, a new thriller from Megan Goldin, author of the “gripping and unforgettable” (Harlen 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?