Review of “The Night Swim” by Megan Goldin

I wanted to give this book a 4.5 star rating. But after thinking about what I did not like about it, I could come up with nothing. I am giving it a 5 star review.

Trigger warning: This book contains rape and violence.

Rachel has a true crime podcast. She has one case that she is doing on her podcast and one she is investigating. This season she is doing a trial of a rape case. The accused is a competitive swimmer with dreams of going to the Olympics. And a 16 year girl is the victim of the crime. The book takes you through the trial including the evidence and witnesses. She is also investigating a mysterious death that happened many years prior with another girl that is in the same small town. She kind of is thrust into this investigation by the victim’s sister.  

I really enjoyed the two story lines. The author mixed them well. You have two investigations. You also have 3 kind of POVs; her podcast, Hannah, and Rachel. At first, I thought that this would be took much for one book, but everything worked out perfectly. She tied it all up at the end. I literally stayed up late to finish the book. I felt like I got two books in one and just needed to figure out what happened.

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