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Book Review: The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

The Night Swim

by Megan Goldin


Though Goldin's debut, The Escape Room, was just okay for me, this book sounded quite intriguing and I was excited for the chance to read it. The story grabbed my attention from the start, and I liked the shifting POVs. That said, I connected more to Rachel's story than Hannah's, maybe because Hannah was telling the story more or less from the perspective of a child, which isn't always my cup of tea. I will say, about two thirds of the way through, the story began to drag a bit, and I started to guess how it would end. I read a lot of crime fiction as well as write it, so I have to admit, it takes something to surprise me when it comes to mysteries, but that doesn't always take away from my enjoyment of a book. So while my guesses were proven right, I did think The Night Swim was clever and covered some timely topics as well. I'd recommend it to fans of authors like Mary Kubica or Lisa Jewell, or if you're looking for an entertaining and not too, too creepy mystery.

Thanks to St. Martin's for supplying me with a copy of The Night Swim in exchange for an honest review.