A blistering plot and crisp writing make The Night Swim an unputdownable read.” –Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of The Wife Between Us
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?
Rachel is a famous true crime podcaster. She is always on the look out for justice. She is after the truth. This season she is trying to discover the truth about a rape. Did a future Olympic swimmer rape a young 16 year old? Rachel is at the trial to discover what actually happened. But, as she is arriving into town, she stops to grab a bite to eat. When she comes back to her car, there is a letter. No one knows Rachel via her face. They know her voice. So how did someone know where she was or WHO she was???
Rachel continues to get cryptic letters about a murder years ago in this same town. And boy, do these letters open a can of worms and hidden secrets.
This story is packed full of whodunnits! I swear…I did not figure it out for quite a while. The author did a fabulous job masking the real killer. I loved the guessing game and all the tangents she had me chasing. And the ending!!
This novel also touches on the differences between rape and murder in the justice system. It is a tragedy to see what the victim of a rape has to go through to see the perpetrator punished.
This is a tragic, well-written, wonderful story with many unique twists and turns. Grab your copy today. You will stay up late into the night! Do not miss it!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.