Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

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 drea...

Details Something in the Water

TitleSomething in the Water
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Audiobook, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Something in the Water

  • 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 for Catherine Steadman! While the book starts with a bang, the next 30% is a slow build as you get to know the characters. Then at about 35% the story takes a turn and readers will find themselves holding on for the ride, unsure of where they’ll en...
  • Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨
    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 a little hesitant because I saw the author was narrating.... not always a good thing, but I had no idea that Catherine Steadman is an actress.... and after finishing this book I now know she is also a fantastic author and audiobook narrator!!! Simply...
  • 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 thrillers you might find it just ok.I’m still in a rut. On to the next!
  • 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 frustrated and wanted to throw my kindle at times lol. Erin and Mark are a newly married couple that don't have the best honest relationship. I noticed that Erin and Mark both have been keeping secrets from one another. Erin is trusting Mark a little more ...
  • 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 investment banker. No worries. Or so it seems until they find something floating in the water. The depth of that ocean pales in comparison to the depth of problems that are gonna follow this couple home like stink on the back of a wayward skunk. How deep i...
  • 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 have long been snatched up! All that buzzy attention heaped on one lil ole debut novel can make some of us (😂)a tad skeptical. No need to worry. You are in expert hands with Catherine Steadman. Maybe you live on a deserted island and ha...
  • Holly B
    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 a...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
    4 shocking stars to Something in the Water! 🏝 🏝 🏝 🏝 Erin films documentaries, and her new husband, Mark, is an investment banker. They fly to the honeymoon of a lifetime to Bora Bora. Everything is tropical and picture-perfect, until they find something in the water while scuba diving. Dun dun dun. Erin and Mark have to decide if they will tell the truth or keep a secret. Either way, danger potentially awaits...This book starts out wi...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    This is a thriller about a couple who find themselves in financial distress weeks before their wedding and the decisions they make afterwards will have life-changing consequences. Erin is a documentary filmmaker and Mark is a banker who loses his job days before the big day. They live in a very nice home and decide to go through with their planned wedding as well as the honeymoon despite the fact that they could make wiser financial decisions und...
  • Malia
    Something in the Water was such a page turner! It started off a little slow, but then something happens and the pace picks up and never slows. I won't give away any plot details, because there are lots of twists and turns, but it was definitely an engaging story with multi-dimensional characters. I zipped through this book over the weekend and absolutely recommend it as a gripping, clever and entertaining summer read!Find more reviews and bookish...
  • Book of Secrets ღ
    4.25 Stars → This anxiety-inducing book was A LOT of fun to read. It's gotten major buzz since it's a Reese's Book Club pick. There were 200 holds for it at my library, but I noticed ONE copy was available on the Limited Loan shelf at the branch across town. Of course, I’m there when they opened that morning to elbow my way to the top. I had to know what’s in the water!!The opening chapter starts with a bang. You're left wondering, how in t...
  • Tammy
    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 harrowin...
  • Dem
    What an intriguing and clever page turner, just the book to wile away the hours by the pool on my holidaySomething 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 reade...
  • Laura
    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 ...
  • Carol
    3.5 Stars with a roundup to 4.0 because I REALLY could NOT put it down! "Digging a grave is very hard" as you will discover after reading the first chapter entitled, of course, The Grave. It all begins with an actual grave being dug, then quickly reverts back in time to the start of a new relationship, marriage and big plans for the future. Then, even though a big disappointment for the newlyweds rears itself, the expensive first class South Paci...
  • Carrie
    Something In The Water by Catherine Steadman is a thriller that certainly had an opening that should grab readers right away, the main character digging a grave. After finding out that there would be a need for a grave readers jump back in time to find out just what led to that event.Erin and Mark seem to be very much in love and excited to be planning their wedding and honeymoon. Erin is a budding filmmaker working on a documentary in which she...
  • Ova Incekaraoglu
    Full review hereThis 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 WRITINGSteadman’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, ...
  • Marialyce
    You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres...This review contains spoilers. Erin and Mark have just married. They are so in love and life seems to be headed in a glorious way. White lace and promises mark their future or do they? Mark suddenly loses his job, but working together they know they can surmount this obstacle. They cancel some wedding plans, downsize their ceremony, but do head off to Bora Bora for their heavenly...
  • Melissa
    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 discov...
  • Jennifer Blankfein
    I read the whole book in two sittings! Psychological thrillers are supposed to grab you right away, pull you in, create situations where you make assumptions and then force you to second guess yourself…Author Catherine Steadman did just that in her fast moving debut novel Something in the Water. (FYI she is also an actress from Downton Abbey and she narrated the audio book!)Mark is an investment banker and Erin is a filmmaker in the midst of ma...
  • Umut Rados
    For full rant review, please visit my blog: This review contains spoilers. There’s no other way of ranting without giving it away.I must admit, the first pages were intriguing. The book opens with a woman digging a grave to bury her husband. Why wouldn’t it be intriguing! She gave a loooong narrative of how to dig a grave, obstacles, bla bla. But, I thought it was to pull the reader in by makin...
  • Carolyn
    "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 year...
  • Brandice
    I listened to Something in the Water via audiobook, read by the author, Catherine Steadman, and I really enjoyed it. I’m pretty sure I would have enjoyed the book regardless, but I found her narration and British accent to be soothing. Her characters and setting descriptions were vivid. The “thing” in the water was much different than what I anticipated prior to reading the book, which wasn’t a bad thing at all. Erin Locke is making a doc...
  • Skyler Autumn
    3 Stars Something in the Water had me hooked from page one! Literally page one opens with the line 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. It's like my God hold while I put my life on hold because it's just going you and me today book. Unfortunately after the first 30% of this novel I began to realize a strong opening chapter does not equal a great...
  • Liz Barnsley
    I LOVED this. It was so addictive and I loved how the main character, Erin, just seemed actually to have a death wish the entire time.When she and her husband discover "something in the water" while they are on their honeymoon, lots of decisions lie ahead about what they should do about it. What follows is a twisty adventure that is a whole lot of fun and does actually beg the question "what would YOU do?" Well I asked myself this but certainly I...
  • megs_bookrack
    I am so pleased with this! Catherine Steadman's, Something in the Water is a great story with a great narrator. I was quickly drawn into the story as it starts at a very peculiar place that gets you intrigued immediately. This story, in contrast to a lot I seem to be reading lately, is told from one POV. This was so refreshing for me; I really related to the Erin, our protagonist and felt really comfortable just sitting in her voice and hearing t...
  • Jennifer
    Something in the Water is Catherine Steadman's debut novel. It's a psychological thriller that incorporates elements related to marital relationships, documentary filmmaking, and crime. With a slow start, the main events start happening around the 30% mark, and I was captivated. I loved the incorporation of ocean diving, the underwater ambiance, and the random opportunity that starts to shape this thriller. Initially, the happenings did not seem ...
  • Stephanie Anze
    "I'm not a bad person. Or maybe I am. Maybe you should decide?"Erin and Mark are a picture perfect couple. Erin is a documentary filmmaker, working on a promising project. Mark is an investment banker with big plans of his own. When the couple goes on a dream honeymoon in Bora Bora, they are hoping for a sunny and relaxing getway but they get much more than they bargained for. On a scuba diving trip Erin and Mark find something in the water. As t...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    4.5 StarsI received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.The book description sucked me in and I couldn't wait to get to the "aha" moment. When it's revealed, the story takes a 180 turn and you are on an intense, white-knuckle, roller coaster ride. I found myself quietly "yelling" at the characters , "cmon, really?" Erin and Matthew are on their honeymoon, and the author takes great care with the description and detail, as if you are seeing th...
  • Dennis
    Something in the Water comes out June 5, 2018 and it is going to be a sure-fire hit for those looking for a beach read this summer. Erin and Mark are newly married and are wild for each other. Erin works as a filmmaker; seeking out information through the crime doc genre, while Mark is a stereotypical banker (don't tell Erin I said that!)—handsome, smart, and calculating. The duo is very passionate (to say the least) and choose to visit Bora B...