TUESDAY EXCERPTS: “THE NIGHT SWIM”

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events: First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by  Socrates Book Reviews; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is from an ARC I am reading, a book that will be released on August 4:  The Night Swim, by Megan Goldin.

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Intro:  (Hannah)

It was Jenny’s death that killed my mother.  Killed her as good as if she’d been shot in the chest with a twelve-gauge shotgun.  The doctor said it was cancer.  But I saw the will to live drain out of her the moment the policeman knocked on our screen door.

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Teaser:  The woman made an awful din coming up the stairs in her heels.  She looked disappointed to see the air conditioner was not turned on and kept waving her hand in front of her face like it was a fan. (47%).

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Synopsis:  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 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 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 3 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—and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody in town wants to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases—and a revelation that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved.

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I am enjoying this ARC already.  What do you think?

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