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  • Published: 4 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760897208
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $37.00

The Night Swim




The heart-stopping new thriller by the Australian author who has taken the US by storm.

'Megan Goldin has a sure hand at ratcheting up the tension. The pages turn themselves.' New York Times Book Review

Ever since her true-crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall has become a household name – and the last hope for people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognised 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 new season of Rachel's podcast has brought her to a small town being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. A local golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into her investigation – but the mysterious letters keep coming.

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 insist she was murdered. When Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases, past and present collide. What she finds will change not just the course of the trial, but the lives of everyone involved.

'Megan Goldin is fast proving to be a sizzling new voice in Aussie crime fiction.' Australian Women's Weekly

'Compelling, raw and gripping from start to end, The Night Swim is a must-read that I struggled to put down.' Better Reading

PRAISE FOR MEGAN GOLDIN:

'Fantastic – one of my favorite books of the year.' – Lee Child

'High-wire tension from the first moment to the last. Gripping and unforgettable.' – Harlan Coben

'Top-shelf, page-turning crime.' Sydney Morning Herald

  • Published: 4 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760897208
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $37.00

About the author

Megan Goldin

Megan Goldin worked as a correspondent for Reuters and other media outlets, where she covered war, peace, international terrorism, and financial meltdowns in the Middle East and Asia. She is now based in Melbourne, where she raises three sons and is a foster mum to Labrador puppies learning to be guide dogs.

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Praise for The Night Swim

A blistering plot and crisp writing make The Night Swim an unputdownable read. But even more than that, it's the unflinching look at what sexual assault does to a young woman that makes this a vitally important book.

Book of the Month

Compelling, raw and gripping from start to end, The Night Swim is a must-read that I struggled to put down. I can’t wait to see what Goldin delivers next.

Better Reading

Goldin serves up another page-turner, a combo of crime, court, grief and shattered lives.

Herald Sun

The Night Swim grips you and doesn't let go! A deeply unsettling read and an excellent new Australian psychological drama.

Better Read than Dead

This well-plotted and immensely engaging novel provides plenty of twists and suspense

Canberra Weekly

This is brave, insightful storytelling, making full use of the generic tropes of crime fiction to tellingly represent the darkest aspects of masculinity enabled by cultures of entitlement and privilege.

Australian Book Review

Megan Goldin is fast proving to be a sizzling new voice in Aussie crime fiction.

Australian Women's Weekly

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