Something in the Water - Catherine Steadman

Something in the Water

By Catherine Steadman

  • Release Date: 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 2,498 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.

“A psychological thriller that captivated me from page one. What unfolds makes for a wild, page-turning ride! It’s the perfect beach read!”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY GLAMOUR AND NEWSWEEK • FINALIST FOR THE ITW THRILLER AWARD 

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.

Praise for Something in the Water

“Superbly written, clever and gripping.”—B. A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors 

“Deliciously dramatic.”Entertainment Weekly 

“Thrilling . . . the perfect beach read.”PopSugar

“A dark glittering gem of a thriller.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Arresting . . . deftly paced, elegantly chilly . . . [Catherine] Steadman brings . . . wit, timing and intelligence to this novel. . . . Something in the Water is a proper page-turner.”The New York Times

Reviews

  • A good read

    4
    By Hanlav
    I enjoyed this book. It was quite suspenseful and had me hooked from the first chapter. The ending left much to be desired. Wish there were another few chapters to tie a bow around the book.
  • Couldn’t get through it

    1
    By Brookie's iTunes
    Found it slow moving and uninteresting. Just not for me.
  • Something in the Water

    4
    By KayT217
    Really loved the plot of this book. Held my attention nicely
  • .....but it’s not good :-(

    1
    By qe5596==,,
    This book is full of foolish fabrications; e.g., Swiss bank laundering money, getting $1M cash into Switzerland But the most disappointing aspect is the ending: unanticipated yes; but out of nowhere
  • Just okay

    3
    By Bperry1
    This started off quite slow for me.. and it was kind of boring in the beginning however it picked up finally and was an interesting read. It was slightly predictable.
  • Kinda slow

    4
    By irdbcnai
    Would speed up then slow down again.
  • Disappointed

    2
    By Ljbrown3
    The book held my attention but the ending did not tie up nearly enough of the loose ends and it felt rushed.
  • Fantastic Suspense/Thriller

    5
    By pcard0013
    Extremely entertaining storyline! I found myself a little frustrated early on because the book seemed a little slow to me. But once the action hit it was non-stop entertainment. I found this to be a very unique and engaging read.
  • Painful

    1
    By Cv3567
    I tried three times to keep reading. I just couldn’t do it. The writing style lacks finesse and maturity, the descriptions and details just plain bored me, and I lost interest in the story.
  • Pretty good

    4
    By SHARKA10
    The end was indeed a bit predictable for me but overall I loved the story and the characters. A pretty fast and engaging read. Super talented author. Would give it 5 stars if I didn’t see the ending coming.