# Can't-Wait Wednesday #Night Swim by Megan Goldin

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

The book I am waiting for this Wednesday comes from Megan Goldin, the author of ‘The Escape Room’ which was one of the most gripping thrillers I read in summer.

The new book is also a psychological thriller/suspense:

From Goodreads:

In this new thriller from the author of The Escape Room, a podcast host covering a controversial trial in a small town becomes obsessed with a brutal crime that took place there years before.

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 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, 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 involved.

Electrifying 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?

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Expected publication date: August 4th, 2020

Publisher: St.Martin’s Press

Genre: Fiction/ Thriller/ Psychological

No of pages: 352

  • Have you read ‘The Escape Room’? if yes, would you be interested in this new book from Megan Goldin?
  • Do you read ‘True Crime’ books? Have you ever listened to a podcast with this theme?

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  1. I couldn’t read the Escape Room. I’m not really claustrophobic, but I knew when reading the description that I was already feeling a bit trapped and thought it might be a little too much for me. I’ll have to take a look at this new one.

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    1. Sorry for replying so late! Don’t know how I missed your comment.
      I go to ridiculous lengths to avoid elevators and windowless corridors, so some of the scenes in The Escape Room were hard to read. I’m planning to start this one soon and I’ll let you know if there are any triggers.

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  2. I am DEFINITELY interested in this book! 😃
    And, yes, I love reading true crime books. I used to only read true crime. I have listened to a true crime podcast, but not regularly. I tend to get my true crime fix from watching ID on t.v. or listening to True Crime audiobooks. I think it intrigues me to know how devious minds work.

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  3. The blurb is captivating and I lived the Escape Room, so I just couldn’t pass on this one😁 True Crime is such a fascinating genre. You know it happened, even if your mind refuses to believe it.

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  4. I really enjoyed The Escape Room and for that reason alone, I want to read this one. Of course the blurb sounds interesting. I am not a big fan of true crime, maybe because reading fiction is not real, the thought of what someone actually did, would horrify me.

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    1. The Escape Room was so gripping! When you read a thriller, you know it’s just the author’s imagination and I have dnf-ed some books where things got too twisted or gory. Ultimately, you’re always going to know ‘the truth’. Unlike in real life…

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