The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin book cover

After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation, 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 more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help.

The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town’s golden boy has been accused of raping a high school student. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating―but someone is following her, and she won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago.

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 involved.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Misogyny
  • Victim blaming (discussed in-depth)
  • Rape culture (theme)
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Paedophilia mentioned
  • Graphic rape & gang rape of a minor discussed
  • Physical child abuse recounted
  • PTSD
  • Panic attacks
  • Night terrors
  • Attempted suicide by drowning mentioned
  • Suicide of a parent by overdose discussed
  • Addiction mentioned
  • Drug & alcohol abuse mentioned
  • Terminal cancer
  • Hospitalisation
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a mother recounted
  • Death of a sister & child (off-page)
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Drowning
  • Hostage situation
  • Stalking
  • Car accident & motorcycle accident recounted
  • Animal injury mentioned (minor)
  • Bullying & hazing
  • Grave desecration
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