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  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Wow Agghhjjkd Oh sorry I just blabbered meaningless letters because I m shaken to the core, carrying my stupid face looked like suffering from 30 botox syringe injections If I was a real celebrity, they can carry me to the Wax Museum and position me next to Queen Elizabeth I looked like a statue with no facial expression My face looks like Nicole Kidman right now And I always told no to esthetic surgeries Now I m reminding you daughter of a cyborg Dammit Of course I m giving five gazil Wow Agghhjjkd Oh sorry I just blabbered meaningless letters because I m shaken to the core, carrying my stupid face looked like suffering from 30 botox syringe injections If I was a real celebrity, they can carry me to the Wax Museum and position me next to Queen Elizabeth I looked like a statue with no facial expression My face looks like Nicole Kidman right now And I always told no to esthetic surgeries Now I m reminding you daughter of a cyborg Dammit Of course I m giving five gazillion stars This is kind of book steals your heart, pulling your hands like a magnet and as soon as you grab it into your hands, you never want to put it down even though it s doomsday and zombies from World War Z knocking out your door What should I tell the brilliant author of Escape Room Thanks to her, I had grey cells transplant operation after reading that book because I killed the old ones to solve the mystery You know how it feels there is a smoke coming from your head Thankfully Megan Godin taught me by writing mind bending, crazy train riding story I could say Brava Congratulations Felicidades Congratulazioni Toutes nos felicitations Herzliche gl ckw nsche I reset my brain by restarting it and fixed my language settings Oh yes I can write in English again NoGibberish The things I have to emphasize about this book Author s dual POVED writing was amazing Rachel and Hannah s narrations are captivating Especially the podcast parts of the book make you devour all those pages, cancel your entire schedule, call sick, go to your home and finish this book under your duvet which I already did I loved Rachel and I wish she would be real podcast host I m already addictive to Serial, Criminal, Up and Vanished If you re die hard fans like me and haven t listened to them before, I highly recommend to you As a host Rachel is brave, curious, a workaholic, exactly married with her job, analytic, doing her best to stay objective We only learned she was divorced but as far as we see, she is only connection in the real world is her producer She is tough, strong, smart heroine we re looking for and I m so sure after reading this book, you re gonna want her back, chasing new crime stories.She comes the small town of Neapolis to digabout town s golden boy, Olympic swimmer Scott Blair s rape case He is accused of raping 16 year old girl who is also the granddaughter of police chief If she wasn t police chief s granddaughter, maybe there won t be any trial because town s people are real good to bury the facts and reject to talk about them When Rachel finishes her lunch break at a random diner, she finds an envelope on her car A girl named Hannah who insists that her sister Jenny Stills even though the police reports show she s been drowned has been murdered 25 years ago at the very same time and she needs help of Rachel.At first Rachel has no intention to take the case but she feels Hannah s existence like a shadow following her everywhere, livingnotes She is intrigued She cannot help herself That s her in blood And she realizes there are so many inconsistencies about dead sister s case So Hannah might be right And guess what both cases could be connected Now I m stopping and let you read this book I have to tell there is stunning, heart wrenching, soul shaking ending is coming up I think there will be sequels at least ending gave me this impression and interestiny I wanted to know Mitch Alkins back story and what kind of case forced him to come back to his hometown and change his profession Overall I LOVED.IT SO.SO.SO.MUCH.Special thanks to NetGalley and St.Martin s Press for sending me the ARC COPY of best thriller of 2020 in exchange my honest review And Megan Godin, I fell in love with two of your books Please keep on creating bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  2. Dita (on partial hiatus until Saturday!) Dita (on partial hiatus until Saturday!) says:

    This book will haunt me for a long time.A tale of two rapes, 25 years apart, handled expertly and sensitively This book so captivated me that I am at loss to describe my feelings.I was bereft.I was furious.I was hopeless.I found vindication.I cannot recommend it enough.I need to go lay down.Thank you to the BRILLIANT Megan Goldin, St Martin s Press and NetGalley for sending me a widget for this book I am honored and grateful.


  3. Meredith Meredith says:

    RAW AND REAL The Night Swim is an emotional and unsettling psychological thriller about a rape trial in a small town On her way to Neapolis, North Carolina podcast host Rachel Krall, finds a note on the dashboard of her car pleading for help The writer of the note, Hannah, believes her sister was murdered 25 years ago and needs Rachel s help to identify the murderer s Rachel is wary of helping Hannah, but soon gets pulled in to her story as she leavesandletters for Rachel to read RAW AND REAL The Night Swim is an emotional and unsettling psychological thriller about a rape trial in a small town On her way to Neapolis, North Carolina podcast host Rachel Krall, finds a note on the dashboard of her car pleading for help The writer of the note, Hannah, believes her sister was murdered 25 years ago and needs Rachel s help to identify the murderer s Rachel is wary of helping Hannah, but soon gets pulled in to her story as she leavesandletters for Rachel to read about what happened to her sister, Jenny At the same time, Rachel begins attending the trial of a famous swimmer accused of raping a 16 year old girl The two cases converge, leading to a sickening and sad revelation The Night Swim isn t easy to read Goldin spends a good deal of time examining how a rape trial plays out in the courtroom, including jury games and victim shaming The rapes of two female characters are also shared It is heavy, dark, and emotional to read There were several times that I had to put this book down to take a mental health break At the same time, I was completely captivated and appalled by Jenny and Kelly s stories Goldin handles the harsh topic of rape with sensitivity and honesty While reading The Night Swim I had to keep reminding myself that this is the author who wrote The Escape Room this book is the complete opposite of that one For me, The Escape Roomwas pure entertainment whereas, The Night Swim serves as a strong message for how society treats rape victims There were a few flaws, but I am not going to get into them I was pleased with the ending and hope to see another installment of Rachel in the future.I received an ARC of this book from Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  4. Debra Debra says:

    4.5 StarsRachel Krall is known for her voice She has a true crime podcast with a wide following People know her voice not her face, so when she finds a note under her windshield wiper, she is a little unsettled The note is asking Rachel to investigate a listener s older sister s death twenty five years earlier Not an easy feat, as Rachel is in the small town of Neapolis , to cover a rape trial A local swimmer bound for Olympic greatness has been accused of raping a local high school studen 4.5 StarsRachel Krall is known for her voice She has a true crime podcast with a wide following People know her voice not her face, so when she finds a note under her windshield wiper, she is a little unsettled The note is asking Rachel to investigate a listener s older sister s death twenty five years earlier Not an easy feat, as Rachel is in the small town of Neapolis , to cover a rape trial A local swimmer bound for Olympic greatness has been accused of raping a local high school student Rachel throws herself into covering the trial and sets about interviewing as many people as she can on both sides of the trial, all the while receiving letters about Jenny Stiles death years earlier Jenny Stiles was believed to have drowned but her younger sister, Hannah is determined that the truth come out She knows that her sister was murdered and wants the truth to be known Intrigued Rachel begins to ask some questions and learns that small towns have secrets, secrets and long memories, and there are still some around who would prefer that the past remain in the past.Whew Another solid book by Megan Goldin I loved the Author s previous book, The Escape Room and had to read this one right away It did not disappoint I was hooked from page one I loved how this book was about reputation how they are formed, how people can make them for you and the damaging consequences when people begin to become identified by their reputation This book also shows the divide between the haves and have nots, how money and influence also affect and can pre determine how you are viewed in society But in the end, this book comes down to the brutality of rape.There are two mysteries in this book and the Author blended their stories beautifully The transitions between the past and present were flawless Both stories were interesting, gut wrenching and intriguing There is a lot to discuss with this book rape, how blame is assigned, the treatment of rape survivors, court testimony, pod casts, reputations, guilt, silence, etc.I found this book to be captivating, hard to put down, intriguing and thought provoking Plus, I am really hoping that this will become a series don t know if it will but would love if it was Either way, this was a fabulous book and I look forward tobooks by this author in the future I received a copy of this book from St Martin s Press and Edelweiss in exchange for and honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own


  5. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Once again I m finding myself frustrated at the way that any book with a lick of mystery is automatically dubbed a nail biting thriller If this book had been marketed as general crime fiction, or a character driven mystery, then I would have saved it for the appropriate mood, but alas, I picked this up expecting a fast paced, twisty read, much like The Escape Room The Night Swim is an important read, one that delves into the heavy topic of rape culture and what that means for our generation ve Once again I m finding myself frustrated at the way that any book with a lick of mystery is automatically dubbed a nail biting thriller If this book had been marketed as general crime fiction, or a character driven mystery, then I would have saved it for the appropriate mood, but alas, I picked this up expecting a fast paced, twisty read, much like The Escape Room The Night Swim is an important read, one that delves into the heavy topic of rape culture and what that means for our generation versus previous ones It s a courtroom drama mixed with pod cast media which equals heavy emotions and disturbing content If rape is something that triggers you, then I would give this one a hard pass For me, I felt like the author handled the subject with care and really explored the subject in respectful form Overall, if you enjoy slow burning mysteries with dual POVs and timelines, and can handle graphic, disturbing content, give The Night Swim a try for yourselfMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.


  6. marilyn marilyn says:

    Two girls, twenty five years apart Raped and beaten by a group of guys or one guy, their reputations, spirits, lives destroyed by being blamed for what was done to them The first girl ended up dead, unable to defend herself in public, from the rumors The second girl speaks out about what was done to her and her torment continues, as public blame turns towards her.Rachel Krall s popular podcast Guilty or Not Guilty is beginning it s third year by featuring the trial of a college swimmer who Two girls, twenty five years apart Raped and beaten by a group of guys or one guy, their reputations, spirits, lives destroyed by being blamed for what was done to them The first girl ended up dead, unable to defend herself in public, from the rumors The second girl speaks out about what was done to her and her torment continues, as public blame turns towards her.Rachel Krall s popular podcast Guilty or Not Guilty is beginning it s third year by featuring the trial of a college swimmer who is accused of raping K The town is divided as the young man is from the most prominent family in town while the girl is the granddaughter of the former police chief Many blame the girl for ruining the future of the young man, with her accusations The girl s life is forever changed because she can never be the same person after being allegedly brutally raped over and over and then publicly brutalized again, for speaking out Before Rachel arrives in town she is getting notes from Hannah, the sister of Jenny, who was raped and drowned twenty five years ago Hannah s sister never got to fight back but instead, the guys who attacked her spread vicious stories about her and her virtue, all lies, but because Jenny was from a very poor family, the rumors were treated as truth Hannah is sure that Jenny was murdered and she needs Rachel s help to prove it The stories intertwine in this quick and easy read Then you to St Martin s Press Macmillan and Edelweiss NetGalley for this ARC


  7. jessica jessica says:

    the best thing about this book is its relevance it combines the current intrigue of popular true crime podcasts like serial and recent emotionally difficult court cases like people vs turner i have a feeling this story is going resonate with many readers because of that.i will admit i found the second half of the book when the trial begins to beinteresting, but thats just a personal preference which lead me to find hannahs chapters very boring, because they deal with a cold case that the best thing about this book is its relevance it combines the current intrigue of popular true crime podcasts like serial and recent emotionally difficult court cases like people vs turner i have a feeling this story is going resonate with many readers because of that.i will admit i found the second half of the book when the trial begins to beinteresting, but thats just a personal preference which lead me to find hannahs chapters very boring, because they deal with a cold case that happened 25 years prior yes, both crimes are somewhat related, but i found myselfdrawn to rachels chapters dealing with the trial overall, i found the writing to be engaging and the story to be satisfying i will definitely be picking upbooks by MG in the future a big thanks to st martins press for the ARC3.5 stars


  8. Holly B Holly B says:

    This was not an easy read as it deals with rape, reputations, and influence There are two mysteries to follow that are twenty five years apart and come together through the producer of a crime podcast, Rachel Krall.Rachel s current crime podcast involves a small town and the rape of a high school student While covering this trial, Rachel starts receiving mysterious letters from a sister seeking justice These two mysteries will begin to evolve, connect, and shock.The courtroom scenes were my f This was not an easy read as it deals with rape, reputations, and influence There are two mysteries to follow that are twenty five years apart and come together through the producer of a crime podcast, Rachel Krall.Rachel s current crime podcast involves a small town and the rape of a high school student While covering this trial, Rachel starts receiving mysterious letters from a sister seeking justice These two mysteries will begin to evolve, connect, and shock.The courtroom scenes were my favorite part of the book All the drama, calling witnesses and intense moments The author does a great job weaving the two mysteries together Thought provoking and emotional story Thanks to NG and the publisher for my review copy OUT August 2020


  9. Jayme Jayme says:

    This is Rachel Krall on Guilty or Not Guilty, the podcast that puts YOU in the jury box Known for her sultry voice, but not her face, Rachel is troubled when she finds a handwritten letter on her windshield, outside a diner at a remote stop, as she is on her way to Neapolis, the town of her season three podcast The letter is written intimately, and is asking for help in solving the case of a sixteen year old girl named Jenny Stills, who died in Neapolis decades earlier, and is signed by her s This is Rachel Krall on Guilty or Not Guilty, the podcast that puts YOU in the jury box Known for her sultry voice, but not her face, Rachel is troubled when she finds a handwritten letter on her windshield, outside a diner at a remote stop, as she is on her way to Neapolis, the town of her season three podcast The letter is written intimately, and is asking for help in solving the case of a sixteen year old girl named Jenny Stills, who died in Neapolis decades earlier, and is signed by her sister Hannah, who believes the drowning was actually a murderBut, Rachel gets requests from desperate people all the time She needs to focus on the current case For the first time her Podcast is following a trial LIVE, and it is the first RAPE she is covering A Future Olympian, and the town s golden boy has been accused of raping a high school student, referred to as K But, Hannah does not give up easily Told from the alternating perspectives of Hannah, Rachel, and the Season Three Podcast episode transcripts, the three narratives, and the two cases, will eventually intersect in many unexpected ways I love when a suspense story can surprise me, while remaining plausible, and this one managed to do just that, with the short chapters I love which allow you to say just onechapter I am hoping that Rachel Krall, and her podcast may make another appearance in a future bookany chance of that happening, Ms Goldin Thank you to St Martin s Press for the digital ARC I received in exchange for a candid review This book will be released Aug 4, 2020


  10. Tina Tina says:

    Second time Reading July 2020 Review 4 Stars I have to say I enjoyed it a littlethe second time around, and I had forgotten some of the twist I still think the first part moved slowly, but the ending makes it worth the slow moving of the beginning I know part of the ending because I remember it for the first time reading, but it was still really good I really enjoyed it I think this is a solid thriller This book will be coming out next month First Review Read March 2020 4 stars I f Second time Reading July 2020 Review 4 Stars I have to say I enjoyed it a littlethe second time around, and I had forgotten some of the twist I still think the first part moved slowly, but the ending makes it worth the slow moving of the beginning I know part of the ending because I remember it for the first time reading, but it was still really good I really enjoyed it I think this is a solid thriller This book will be coming out next month First Review Read March 2020 4 stars I found this book to move very slow for the first 200 pages, but then the last 150 pages had so much going on and fast moving I did not see it ending like it did It is a great thriller, and I really liked it I won an arc of this book from a goodreads giveaway, but this review is 100% my own opinion The book is to come out in August 4 2020 I want to re read this before it comes out, and if I do I will update my review


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The Night Swim After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice But she s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face Which makes it all the unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for helpThe small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial The town s golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating but the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places 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 insists she was murdered and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody seems to want to answer The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involvedElectrifying 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