Something in the Water - Catherine Steadman

Something in the Water

By Catherine Steadman

  • Release Date: 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 718 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.

“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 Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)

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.

Praise for Something in the Water

“Arresting . . . deftly paced, elegantly chilly . . . [Catherine] Steadman brings . . . wit, timing and intelligence to this novel. . . . Something in the Water is a proper page-turner.”The New York Times

“With unreliable characters, wry voices, exquisite pacing, and a twisting plot, Steadman potently draws upon her acting chops. . . . A darkly glittering gem of a thriller from a new writer to watch.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Captivating . . . daring . . . The threats and increasingly bad decisions accelerate with Bourne-like velocity. . . . Steadman [is] a newcomer worth watching.”Publishers Weekly

“An unbearably tense debut with a knockout premise, Something in the Water had me hooked from the very first sentence. Thrilling and thought-provoking, it’s the perfect beach read. I devoured it!”—Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Final Girls


  • Something in the Water

    By Kittcattkitt
    Poorly written and predictably plotted.
  • Something in the water

    By nicknamediana
    I’m ok but i need more books so i can get more books this is my first time
  • Something in the water

    By Diddly dog
    Plot good. Descriptive of Bora Bora great, just like I was there. Overwritten in places when she describes same things in several places. Like the twist.
  • Eh

    By BeccaFur
    I was excited to read this book but I ended up hating the main character and couldn't wait for it to be over.
  • So, so good!

    By tx6pak
    Please tell me someone is making a movie from this book! So good from beginning to end, couldn’t put it down!!
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  • Didn’t bother to finish

    By 71bravegirl!
    It had an interesting start but it was all downhill from there.
  • Just, wow!

    By shannleever
    I could not put this book down. I was so intensely drawn to this story. Highly recommend this book!!!!!!!!
  • Something in the water

    By sadistic sloth bear
    One of the stupidest books I have ever read. Full of plot holes and misdirections.
  • Ummm...

    By BlahBlahBlahBlahBlech
    I guess I am in the minority here but I thought this book was pretty awful. Character development was decent enough to pull me in, but the ridiculous things that happened in this story made me skim through a good part of it. And the ending was nonsense as well. Ugh.