The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Wow! This book just blew me away! I was just expecting something different, I’m not sure what. Maybe more of an always running from the killer kind of story, but this was something totally different, and I loved it!

The main character runs an extremely popular podcast series where she covers crimes and has solved one for her past two seasons. This year, she decides she’s going to cover a live trial of a rape case and update her followers daily so they can feel like they are a part of the jury. Just before arriving in town, she receives a mysterious letter on her windshield that leads her down a path to 25 year old death that she can’t let go. She finds herself balancing the current case with this old case that no one seems to want to talk about.

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Blanket Immunity by Adam Van Susteren

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Blanket Immunity by Adam Van Susteren
  • Book 1 in the Jo Channing series
  • Page Count: 241 pages
  • Publication Date: October 22, 2018

What I Loved:

This book had a great mixture of legal story along with what you would want out of a mystery and thriller! I didn’t feel lost in legal talk and enjoyed the entire story. The legal aspects were really enjoyable and I wanted more!

How I Felt:

This story took me on quite the ride! It was so filled with surprises, I was kept on the edge of my seat through a lot of it. There were times where I thought the case had been wrapped up, but then another twist would happen, and I would be surprised all over again.

I loved Jo, the main character. Her situation was filled with difficult decisions and I struggled right along side her as she decided what to do. I didn’t connect well with her family, but I also don’t think I was really supposed to. Her family helped to fill out her character and her decisions.

Blanket Immunity has a bit of romance in it as well. I appreciated that it did not take over the story, but it was there as a supporting side plot. It is a new romance, budding as the story unfolds, and I enjoyed watching the two of them.

Overall, the writing in this story was really great. I found that a few times, I felt like the story went a bit fast and I had missed a few things. I would not have minded if the book had been just a bit longer to fill in some of those gaps.

Content Warnings: Blanket Immunity contains scenes or references to murder and rape.

To Read or Not To Read: This is a great book for anyone that enjoys mystery, suspense or legal thrillers!

Jo Channing has just opened her very own law office. After losing her judgeship campaign, she is starting fresh. Her first customer walks into her single room office and she is so excited! She takes Brad’s case immediately. He has been accused of rape, but maintains his innocence. With an alibi Jo feels she can work with, she’s ready to take this one on.

While working through Brad’s case, she takes a quick side-job at the jail by filling in for another lawyer. This job puts her in contact her her second client almost immediately. After a few phone calls and a meeting, she starts to realize he might not be the kind of client she wants.

I received a copy of this advanced reader’s copy for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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