Review: The Night Swim

The Night Swim


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? 

Rating: 5-stars


The Night Swim by Megan Goldin is a heartbreaking tale. One where a young girl is hurt, threatened, and loses her only sister. She then loses her only other family member, her mom. After that, Hannah becomes an empty shell suffering from loss, grief, and the guilt of never getting the person who did it caught. She finally finds enough courage and goes after a woman who could help her find justice for her dead sister. Now, so many years later, another case similar to her sister’s happens again. It’s up to Hannah and Rachel to find out who hurt the girls. As a trial begins, the intensity of their goal becomes harder and more real. This book in the beginning started off like any thriller. Then, it turned into a suspenseful mystery of a cold case coming alive once more as it connects to a present one. So many lives will be turned upside down and the truth will spill. Justice will be served. Peace, hope, and healing will come to those who have suffered so much from the past case. I loved the storytelling by this writer. Megan Goldin is a new writer to me. Yet her story captured my full-attention. It had a way of pulling me inside and leaving me wanting to know more. I cant wait to read more of her books in the future.

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