Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 342 pages
Audiobook Length: 11 hours and 41 minutes
First Published: 2018
On their honeymoon in Bora Bora, documentary filmmaker Erin and investment banker Mark discover something in the water that will change their paths forever. While scuba diving in the middle of the ocean, the couple comes across a duffel bag of cash likely from illicit activity. Could this sudden wealth help them have a secure future or break up their marriage entirely?
Having read Something in the Water, I can tell you that it is an excellent conversation starter. What would you do in this scenario? As I was telling my husband about the plot, he commented, “This sounds like a really great book!” Except, it’s not. It’s a five-star premise with great twists but poor execution. Mostly, the novel is an endlessly dragging Crime and Punishment style internal monologue of a woman debating her morality and her constant fear of being caught.
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.
Quotes from Something In the Water
It’s impossible to know if we were a good thing that broke somehow or a bad thing that eventually became exposed.
But that’s life, isn’t it? Sometimes you’re the dog; sometimes you’re the lamppost.
Scary, in a way. How quickly what is good can become not good enough through comparison.
About Catherine Steadman
Catherine Steadman is an actress and author. She starred as Mabel Lane Fox in Downton Abbey. She is the author of Something in the Water, Mr. Nobody, The Family Game, and The Disappearing Act. She currently lives in North London, UK.