Something in the Water

Something in the Water

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.

Title:Something in the Water
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524797188
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About Catherine Steadman

Catherine Steadman is an actress and writer based in North London. She is known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Tutankhamun, starring alongside Sam Neill, as well as shows including Breathless, The Inbetweeners, The Tudors, and Fresh Meat.


    Something in the Water Reviews

  • Melissa

    “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.” Let me start by giving credit where it’s due—Cather...

  • Mackenzie - Traveling Sister

    5 THUNK THUNK THUNK Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!!!A slow build to a shocking discovery, this book will have you wondering what you would do!!! See my review here!What an incredible debut novel this is ...

  • Berit???

    5 Tension Filled Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Well HOT damn this book was just... brilliant! Full disclosure I was running behind on my reviews so I purchased this on audio on release day and I was even...

  • Jennifer Masterson

    The story was just “meh” for me. The audio was incredible. The author is an actress from Downton Abby. If you don’t read a lot of thrillers you might enjoy this. If you do read a lot of thriller...

  • Kendall

    I had a really hard time rating this one.... do you ever have books where you get so frustrated with the characters that you just want to scream? Well.. this is definitely one where I was super frustr...

  • Julie

    Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman is a 2018 Ballantine publication. Slightly predictable morality tale with a nice hook and a few clever twists-You just got married, you’re in financial ...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]

    FIVE STARSFor domestic suspense fun, it doesn't get much better than this! SOMETHING IN THE WATER is Numero Uno on the NYT bestseller list this week, a Reese's bookclub selection and the movie rights ...

  • Rose (Traveling Sister)

    3.5 "money is the root of all evil" stars for this impressive debut!Erin is a filmmaker working on a prison documentary, and she is about to marry a banker named Mark Roberts. When Mark loses his job,...

  • Linda

    Step back from the flame, honey. You're gonna get burned.Mark and Erin are on a stellar honeymoon in Bora Bora. Sun, sea, and each other. She's a documentary film producer and he's a successful invest...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister

    3.5⭐Wow! What dynamite first chapter! Thought I’d be in for the thriller of the summer. If only...This book reminded me of the old slasher movies where you’re screaming at the characters not to ...