The Night Swim – Book Review

The Night Swim: Official UK Edition by [Megan Goldin]

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 recognised 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?

No. of pages:- 353 pages

Date published :- August 4th 2020

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

I have always wanted to read Megan Goldin’s books for a long time, starting with the Escape Room. But I got this book at a discounted price on Amazon and I couldn’t wait to read this book.

I actually enjoyed reading this book! Rachel is a podcaster and is running a successful podcast Guilty or Not Guilty. In her season 3, she covers the case of a rape, a teenage girl raped by an emerging swimmer in a small town called Neapolis. While covering the case, she gets a letter from a girl named Hannah, who asked Rachel to cover the story about her sister, Jenny Stills who was drowned twenty five years ago. Even though the case was closed as drowning, Hannah believes Jenny was murdered. And as Rachel investigating, she realized the two cases were similar to each other.

I was sooo hooked into the story that I simply couldn’t put the book down! It had some twists and turns and also fast paced. The story is told from Rachel’s perspective and then her podcast show and Hannah’s perspective about what really happened on the night Jenny was murdered. The writing was so intense and so good that I couldn’t wait to find what is going to happen next! The court case was a bit boring but then again, the author did a good job making the story as realistic as possible. It was really a good, unputdownable thriller. I give this book five stars! Truly enjoyed reading this book, the characters are likable except for the bad ones. The part where what happened to Jenny was really sad that I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her, even though the character is fictional.

Overall, I give this book a five star rating!

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Megan Goldin

Megan Goldin is the author of The Escape Room, a 2019 thriller that Lee Child called “one of my favorite books of the year” and Harlan Coben called “thrilling and unforgettable”. Megan’s new novel The Night Swim will be released in August 2020. Before becoming a novelist, Megan worked as a reporter covering the Middle East and Asia for the Reuters news agency, the Associate Press and the ABC as well as other news outlets.

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