Night Swim, The

Goldin, Megan

  2 Reviews

Rachel Krall makes her living by producing true crime podcasts of current court cases, allowing her audience to imagine they are part of the jury. The small coastal time of Neopolis is the setting for Season 3 of the podcast, where the local golden boy is accused of raping the granddaughter of the police chief. And if that's not drama enough, someone desperately wants Rachel to investigate what happened to a young woman twenty-five years earlier ... especially when connections between the two cases come to light.

Intriguing and thought-provoking, this mystery and courtroom thriller sensitively handles rape culture and the internecine conflicts of small-town USA.

Comments from BDS Reviewers

"Engaging. It captivates the reader drawing you in."

"I loved this book and found it hard to put it down – it was intriguing and thought-provoking and a powerful read."

"The book serves as a strong message for how society treats rape victims."

"The author handles the harsh topic of rape with sensitivity and honesty."

"This book is different – a legal thriller plus a mystery. I loved the courtroom drama and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next."

"This book is not for the faint of heart. Rape and murder are just hard subject matters to read."

"It keeps the reader's interest to the very end."

"I loved the book and found it intriguing and informative."



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Quick read, engaging and challenging plot. True to small towns. Believable characters. Enjoyed the Court and police procedural and objective narrative of the podcast format. Good discussion on how the judicial treatment treats women.
Page turner, "who-dunnit". Good discussion re male privilege and toxic masculinity. Not for the first time this year! No-one foresaw the twist at the end. Led to discussion of influencers, mis-information and dis-information.