The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

I really enjoyed the concept of this book! As a fan of true crime and unsolved mysteries, this was a fun story line to read. It almost reminded me of the podcast Serial meets the Unsolved Mystery show, the perfect combo.

Overnight podcast sensation Rachel Krall, heads to Neapolis to cover a rape trial for her popular true crime podcast but when she gets there she is shocked to find there may be more than one crime that needs her attention. When Rachel first gets into town she finds a note on her windshield by Hannah, the sister of a victim involved in a crime several decades before. While Rachel may be creeped out a little to know that someone is aware of her movements, she’s also unable to turn her back on an unsolved mystery. Are the trial and the cold case linked and will Rachel find similarities that may help her reach resolve? The questions that must have answers are endless.

The narration changes as the voice changes; between the letters Hannah left Rachel, the podcast recordings and the plot line of the book itself. I felt the emotion through the narration and was able to follow along even with the transitions and multiple characters.

My favorite character and one I felt was important was Rachel’s producer. He was not on the scene but acted as a sounding board and helper as the crimes unfolded. I love a character like that, important detail without a true presence. While there were a lot of moving parts and characters I was totally surprised by the “who done its”.

I would recommend this to those that like true crime, mystery, cold case. I would recommend to adult only as some of the language and detail is a little rough.

Thank you Netgalley, St. Martin’s Press and Macmillan Audio for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

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