“What happens during a moment of intimacy is complicated and confusing. When we put it under a spotlight in a court of law, we discover that, a lot of the time, there is no black and white. Just shades of gray.”
Released this week, Megan Goldin‘s latest thriller The Night Swim follows true-crime podcaster Rachel Krall who has become an overnight sensation, 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 visits the small town of Neapolis during a devastating rape trial and finds a note on her car windshield addressed to her. Under pressure to make the latest season of her podcast a success, Rachel throws herself into investigating the trial. The town’s golden boy has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. But the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places. Someone is following her, and they won’t stop until Rachel agrees to help them solve a mystery that happened twenty-five years ago.