Book: “The Night Swim” by Megan Goldin
Star Rating: 5/5 Stars
Blogger’s Note: Thank you to Macmillan Audio and Netgalley for the free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review!
Megan Goldin has created something special in the form of her thriller, “The Night Swim.” This book centers on Rachel, a reporter that covers true crime stories on a podcast. She is covering a rape case for the podcast when she starts to receive messages from a girl who claims that her sister was murdered years ago. However, the sister’s case was classified as an accidental drowning and the sister wants justice. (For a full synopsis click here)
This story will stubbornly grab readers from page one and refuse to let go. It features a story that resembles a web which readers will untangle along with the protagonist Rachel. As clues are being collected and details are being revealed, the story continues to ramp up. The plot is interesting and combines the past and present while injecting podcast episodes to provide commentary on the crimes. “The Night Swim” left me wondering what would happen next and reaching for the book (or my headphones in this case) often!
Something to consider if you are interested in this book. The audiobook is extremely good! The audio version allows listeners to truly be immersed in the story. The narrator is great and her voice is crisp, clear and engaging. The audio version also plays music at the beginning and the end of the podcast episodes. This breaks up the story and makes it feel as if you are really there listening to a real show.
Recommendations: If you enjoy thrillers or true crime, this is a must read!
Trigger Warning: The book covers intense topics like violence, rape and murder.