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The Night Swim

by Megan Goldin

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Night Swim

A powerful, provocative and thought-provoking mystery. Rachel’s next true-crime podcast season focuses on a live rape trial in a North Carolina coastal town, while en route she receives an anonymous plea to help solve an old case. At times a difficult and uncomfortable read due to the content, it deals with the subject of consent with consideration. Megan Goldin writes with sharp clarity, she covers the difficulties faced when bringing rape cases to court, in particular for the victim. She used to work as a journalist and has covered war zones, the credibility of her writing shines through here. The two time frames sit 25 years apart but cling to each other. There are enough hints and suggestions to have some idea of where the story is going, yet there is so much more to discover. I really am hoping there is more to come, could this be the start to a new series? Fiercely intense and incredibly readable, The Night Swim is a biting compelling read.

Liz Robinson

The Night Swim Synopsis

In The Night Swim, a new thriller from Megan Goldin, author of the gripping and unforgettable (Harlen Coben) The Escape Room, a true-crime podcast host covering a controversial trial finds herself drawn deep into a small town's dark past and a brutal crime that took place there years before.

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 recognised 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 Press Reviews

Praise for The Night Swim:

Goldin's prose is inviting, at times electrifying, and always sensitive in dealing with hot-button issues...well done.

--Booklist (starred)

Outstanding...[Goldin's thriller] casts a searing light on small-town politics.

--Publishers Weekly (starred)

Remarkably strong.

--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Escape Room:

The pages turn themselves...a sleek, well-crafted ride to a surprisingly twisty conclusion.

--New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice

THE ESCAPE ROOM works as the ultimate locked-room mystery...Goldin excels at illustrating the pressures of a Wall Street career.

--Associated Press


--Time Magazine

High wire tension from the first moment to the last. Four ruthless people locked in a deadly game where victory means survival. Gripping and unforgettable! --Harlan Coben

Fantastic. One of my favorite books of the year. --Lee Child

Amazing...a thriller set in an elevator [that explores] the vast territory of people's worst natures. A nightmarish look inside ourselves. Simply riveting. --Louise Penny

A shrewd, brilliantly structured thriller doubling as a takedown of corporate culture.

--Shelf Awareness

There is clearly no happy ending likely for the four colleagues trapped inside [the escape room]; but fans of JP Delany and Ruth Ware will want to be right in there with them...a nail-biting tale of a corporate team-building exercise gone horribly wrong.


Riveting...[a] tale of greed and revenge set on Wall Street...Thriller fans will eagerly turn the pages to see what happens next.

--Publishers Weekly

Cancel all your plans and call in sick; once you start reading, you'll be caught in your own escape room--the only key to freedom is turning the last page!

--Kirkus Reviews (starred)

Smart and compelling... I devoured this novel!

--Karen Cleveland, bestselling author of Need to Know

A sharp, slick, utterly engrossing thriller. This knockout debut hooked me from the first page and didn't let go.

--Cristina Alger, USA Today bestselling author of The Banker's Wife

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ISBN: 9781913406479
Publication date: 21/01/2021
Publisher: Mirror Books
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 04/08/2020
Publisher: Mirror Books
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ISBN: 9781250219688
Publication date: 04/08/2020
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781913406479
Publication date: 21st January 2021
Author: Megan Goldin
Publisher: Mirror Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

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