The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

Photo Credit: St. Martin’s Press

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Night Swim

Summary: In this new thriller from the author of The Escape Room, a podcast host covering a controversial trial in a small town becomes obsessed with a brutal crime that took place there years before.

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?


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

After reading The Escape Room last year and enjoying it- when I saw this book for download now on Edelweiss- I had to have it.

I love the use of a podcast in a book- it was something that worked for me in Are You Sleeping? (now known as Truth Be Told) and I was eager to see how Megan would handle it in her book. I was NOT disappointed.

The case has the whole “ripped from the headlines” feel that my beloved Law and Order has because we all know this case- but I love the way Megan takes the story and puts her own spins on it.


What I Liked:

The cover. Love it!

The 2 distinct stories and how Rachel gets involved in both cases.

The ending.


Bottom line: For me, this book has WIN all over it. It was a great story and I can see it sparking many discussions because of some of the subject matter. Also, I would NOT mind seeing this made into a movie.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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