Something in the Water
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “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 WitherspoonA shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple in this taut psychological thriller from the author of Mr. Nobody and The Disappearing Act.“Steadman keeps the suspense ratcheted up.”—The New York TimesITW THRILLER AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY GLAMOUR AND NEWSWEEK 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.
Random House Publishing Group
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"Rarely do I read books where the plot is entirely predictable, and the characters act like poor caricatures of humans with the shallowest motivations possible rather than real humans. Alas, this book had both of those. Maybe this is a good book for you if you need something easy and half-interesting to read on the beach, or if you love hating on characters rather than rooting for them. The only characters I cared about were the side characters (Eddie and Angela, mainly). The Holli side plot was completely undeveloped, and the Andy connection was a barely-there plot driver that tried to justify the MC couple's thoughts for about a chapter. Yawn. Read Riley Sager instead. "
"2.5/5 This book was so slow the main characters inner dialogue is so painful to sit through she goes in circles contradicting herself. I'm telling you this book would've been 100 pgs shorter if it wasn't for her babblingshe also makes the most annoying decisions. the most "interesting "part about this book was the documentary aspect she was making. The ending "plot twist" was okay I had a feeling that's how it was gonna play out. I thought it would be thrilling and crazy but it just wasn't I would say there's a few bits and pieces when it's was intriguing but over all was just meh. really The most funny part of this book is the way they get away with doing the most absurd things like there's just no way it was so unbelievable it was comedic at that point. I would say the only reason I finished is the audiobook narrator was great at adding depth when there just wasn't any."