The Night Swim: A Novel

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Crime podcaster and reporter Rachel Krall travels to the town of Neapolis to follow a court case. Unlike previous seasons of her podcast in which the crime has already been to court and a verdict reached, she is reporting the case as it is unfolding in the courtroom. Local swim champ Scott Blair is on trial for raping Kelly Moore. He swears she consented to have sex with him but her bruises may tell another story. Meanwhile, Rachel starts receiving letters from a girl named Hannah Stills, whose older sister died in the same town a quarter of a century ago. Although ruled a drowning, Hannah knows that her sister Jenny was murdered, and she seeks Rachel’s help to find out what happened that horrible day.

The Night Swim is a breathtaking story about family, social status, as well as the horrible crime of rape and how it is, or isn’t, proven in a jury trial. The characters in this book are real and raw, and they are people that any of us might have grown up with, whether in a large city or a small town. As Rachel reports on the Blair trial and the events of that night are pieced together, could it be somehow related to the Jenny Stills case? I sincerely hope there is another book in the Rachel Krall series because this one is a real winner.

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Author Megan Goldin
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publish Date 2020-08-04
ISBN 9781250219688
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Issue October 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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