A shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple in this taut psychological thriller debut--for readers of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Shari Lapena. 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....
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Something in the Water Reviews
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This might seem harsh but I really don't understand how this book got published in the way it is.
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.
STYLE AND WRITING
Steadman’s writing, is not steady. Well. There is A LOT in this book. A LOT. In the beginning I thought: hey, she must be going into these details for a reason. Then the more I read, the more I became sure: there is no reason for us reading a wedding reception 3 course menu, and prices, for pages, OR how our character interprets a pregnan ...more
"Something in the Water" is a very engaging thriller and would make an excellent summer travel or beach read.
The book opens with Erin, the main character digging a grave in a forest, putting us on notice that it's not all going to be plain sailing. The book then goes back to tell us about Erin's marriage to Mark and their honeymoon on the tropical island of Bora Bora. Erin and Mark seem like the perfect couple, very much in love after a few years together and both with good careers - Mark in in ...more
What an intriguing and clever page turner, just the book to wile away the hours by the pool on my holiday
Something in the water by Catherine Steadman grabbed my attention while I was reading a goodread's friends review and I knew this was going to be on my holiday read list. This is the sort of book where the compulsion to continue reading never wanes.
The Novel opens with a woman digging a grave and her descriptions of same really feed the reader's imagination and you just want to find out the ...more
This one starts with a bang!
The opening chapter was one of the most intriguing I've read in a very long time. I was instantly curious and wanted to know what happened ( an event in the end of the story is revealed in the beginning chapter). Let's just say I was hooked!
I listened to this one on Audible and the narrator (who happens to be the author Catherine Steadman ) was perfection. The timeline shifts back to tell the story of Erin and Mark, who are newlyweds, passionately in love and pl ...more
Wow! Standing ovation for Catherine Steadman's writing AND audio performance - absolutely bloody brilliant! Steadman's audio narration takes a great psychological thriller and makes it truly exceptional.
Before starting this, I was a little concerned when I saw a blurb comparing this to the likes of Paula Hawkins because I did not like Girl on the Train. But, I needn't have worried, I LOVED this ride. The less you know going in, the wilder the ride is gonna be so don't read too many reviews, jus ...more
Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave? Wonder no longer. It takes an age. However long you think it takes, double that.
And with an opening sentence like that, I was in. I cannot deny that the suspense build was good here and certainly had me glued to the pages in front of me. I was desperate to know what it is this passionately in love couple found in the water on their honeymoon in Bora Bora that would set them on this course of destruction. The issue is: the payoff of that ...more
I was reluctant to get this one when I saw that it was read by the author. Glad I changed my mind though!
Erin and her new husband Mark are having their honeymoon in Bora Bora. While on a boat diving a shipwreck they come across something in the water. Suddenly their lives spiral out of control.
Now, I don't want to give anything away about this book. I think part of the magic of it was the suspense, not knowing what they found and then each discovery after discovery that built up and up until the ...more
This is a refreshing take on the psychological thriller trope. The beginning is more than just a little intriguing. How long does it actually take to bury a body? From there the build and character development slow down significantly until it picks up about midway. Ethics come into question, criminal behavior is more exhausting than one might imagine and you may not know another as well as you think you do. Satisfying but not necessarily harrowing.