Book: “The Night Swim” by Megan Goldin
Publication Date: August 4th 2020
Blogger’s Note: Thank you to Macmillan Audio and Netgalley for the free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review!
Synopsis: (From Amazon)
“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?“
“The Night Swim” was one of this month’s Book of the Month picks! I am so excited to have been offered this audiobook via Netgalley! I had been contemplating what I would choose for this month, so when I saw that this thriller was available to request I jumped on it right away.
In the usual suspense novel fashion, the book opens and immediately hooks you. I am a few chapters in and I can already tell that the writing style is clear, crisp and vivid. The story is fast moving and has me wondering where the story will lead. In the very beginning of the book, readers learn about Jenny’s death and it’s impact on the main character Rachel. (Jenny’s sister)
Admittedly, I am not a huge reader of horror or thrillers. However, I seem to be on a roll with these scarier genres as I just finished “Mexican Gothic.” I get scared easily and I have an overactive imagination. I may have to opt to only listen to this one during the day to avoid any sleep disturbances. (Yes, I’m a baby!)
I’ll post a review once this one is done, but I have a good feeling about it!
Happy (be brave) reading!