Something in the Water

Catherine Steadman

Psychological Thriller

If you could make one simple choice that would change your life forever, would you?

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water. . . .

Could the life of your dreams be the stuff of nightmares?

Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret. After all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events. . . .

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?

Wonder no longer. Catherine Steadman’s enthralling voice shines throughout this spellbinding debut novel. With piercing insight and fascinating twists, Something in the Water challenges the reader to confront the hopes we desperately cling to, the ideals we’re tempted to abandon, and the perfect lies we tell ourselves.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) I listened to The Family Game recently and completely loved it! I decided to look into Steadman’s other books and grabbed this. While it wasn’t quite as polished as The Family Game, I was thoroughly entertained.

Erin and Mark on their honeymoon in Bora Bora (the stuff dreams are made of!) find something in the water. This could completely change their lives, if they can keep it with no strings attached.

I felt unsettled while reading this! It wasn’t necessarily “creepy” but it had an eerie vibe to it. I had to double check the house locks and kids while sleeping. I loved this! I don’t need to have the tar scared out of me, but I want the eerie feeling. Somehow she accomplished that so I ate this up.

It was fast moving and kept my attention the entire time. The end was a fabulous twist. I would’ve liked a bit more information to back up this twist and maybe some more hints along the way, but I didn’t focus on that and just enjoyed the ride.

General content summary: F words= 30+, burying a body, previous suspected poisoning and hanging, previous assisted suicide, references to intimacy (few to no details, multiple), previous plane crash, gunshot death (few details). 

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