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, Fiction, Mystery, Audiobook, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Something in the Water

  • 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—Catherine Steadman nails the first chapter . . . hands down. Very few openers have acquired my attention as adeptly as those four simple sentences.How could any suspense reader not be enthralled with a woman who turns to Google to learn the proper depth to ...
  • 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☀️✨
    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 ...
  • 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 straits, looking at a drastic change in your quality of living standards, but you’ve already got a nice honeymoon planned in Bora Bora- so why not enjoy every minute of your vacation? That's what newlyweds Erin and Mark plan on doing before they he...
  • 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...
  • 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, they're forced to downsize their wedding and their honeymoon. Poor things only get TWO WEEKS in Bora Bora. What a pity. They spend the first week snorkeling and romancing, then some major THUNKS happen. The thunks are not good thunks. Or are they? T...
  • 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...
  • 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 go into the basement. I found myself screaming at Erin and Mike, Not to open the duffel bag!But of course characters aren’t going to listen to me. At seemingly every turn they’d be doing something that would just make me cringe and screaming, “...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
  • Liz
    3.5 StarsThis is billed as a thriller. But 1/3 in, I was still waiting. Yes, you know within the first few minutes that Erin is digging a grave. But then we go back and it reads more like chick lit. I found Erin initially very irritating. She had no clue about adjusting to her circumstances. She did grow on me and by the end of the book I liked her and appreciated her initiative. This is a very slow burn leading up to the big discovery. And even ...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    3.5 Stars rounded up because I definitely found this book to be entertaining and had me totally glued to those pages! SOMETHING IN THE WATER by CATHERINE STEADMAN is an engaging, refreshing, and a steady paced thriller that immediately drew me in with its opening scene and had me totally intrigued in finding out what was in the water. So here’s the thing about my experience with this book. I have never been so unsure about my feelings about a b...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • JanB
    First the positives: The author narrates the audiobook and she does a fabulous job. The story opens with a great 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.” With that line I was hooked. Until I read/listened to roughly 10 pages of details about the intricacies and details of digging a grave, including the cubic feet of the hole, and how much...
  • 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...
  • Lucy Langford
    4****Have you ever wondered how to dig a grave? Wonder no longer. It takes an age. However long you think it takes, double that.This book had one of the best openings ever. After that, there is a slow build to the something in the water and the tumultuous set of events that happen after.Erin, a documentary filmmaker with the chance of a career breakthrough; Mark, a handsome investment banker. The slow build to this book builds on Erin and Mark's...
  • 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 let me just put my life on hold for awhile because it's just going to be you and me today book. Unfortunately after the first 30% of this novel I began to realize a strong opening chapter does n...
  • 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...
  • 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...