PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press
PUBLICATION DATE: August 4th, 2020
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Happy Publication Day to The Night Swim by Megan Goldin! Thank you to the Publisher, St. Martin’s Press, for an eARC of this book via NetGalley.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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?
Chilling, addictive, thrilling and dark. The Night Swim will have you on the edge of your seat as you read through the chapters wondering what exactly happened that one fateful day – the day of the night swim.
I loved the back and forth of this book from past to present, as well as the plot of the story and how it was told from alternating point of views. I enjoyed how some parts were told from the present in Rachel’s point of view and how she was receiving letters from a woman whose sister tragically died years ago and asking Rachel for her help to solve the mystery of what truly happened that night to her sister. I especially enjoyed the chilling and often cryptic letters Rachel received from the sister of the victim all those years ago and reading her story and watching it slowly unfold.
An addictive thriller from beginning to end, and I loved the mystery and suspense as everything unfolded and Rachel helped find out what happened all those years ago. A definite must read for the year!
MY RATING: 5/5 stars