Audiobook Review – The Night Swim by Megan Goldin #20booksofsummer20

Book Details
Genre: Mystery
Series: None
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: 8/4/2020
Narrators: Bailey Carr, January LaVoy, and Samantha Desz

Goodreads Synopsis –

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 three 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 25 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.

My Opinion –

Oooo this is a good one folks!

Rachel Krall is the voice behind the very popular podcast Guilty or Not Guilty – the podcast that puts you in the jury box. She has traveled to Neapolis to kick off her third season by featuring a rape trial that is about start. Upon her arrival to Neapolis, Rachel receives a mysterious letter from Hannah. Hannah prefers to keep her identity a secret, but she is desperate for Rachel to look into her sister (Jenny) and her death twenty years ago.

I loved the use of a podcast throughout this book! It was incredibly life-like with the use of music and a couple of other creative liberties that were done to really bring it to life.

Rachel is a great character! She is smart, inquisitive, and driven by the truth. Hannah’s story is so sad. She very slowly reveals the story of her sister through letters and emails. I was surprised it took so long for Rachel and Hannah to meet in person, but I think the fact that Hannah remained such a mystery to her egged her on to keep digging and unearth the truth about what happened to Jenny.

I was juggling listening to this book and reading another. Every time I would start to read my other book my mind would drift back to this one. I finally caved and decided to exclusively listen to this one so I could finally learn how it all would all play out.

This is my first book by Megan Goldin and I cannot wait to read more!

*Book 18/20 in the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge.

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