The Blonde Bookworm: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman -- Review

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman -- Review

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Title: Something in the Water
Author: Catherine Steadman
Pages: 352
Publishing: June 5th 2018 by Ballantine
ISBN: 1524797189


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 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.


Something in the Water had me totally hooked from the first page. The novel begins with a bang and then just continues to get better and better. I think what I loved the most was that I couldn't wrap my head around what would happen next. It also kept making me think what I would do in that situation, and to be honest I still don't know! 

This novel is filled with intrigue and excitement from the first page until the very last and I can't recommend it enough. The setting was incredible and the world building was perfect. I could picture the scene as if it were happening right in front of me or on my TV screen. And speaking of TV screen... I need someone to make a movie of this novel ASAP! 

All in all, Something in the Water is the perfect summer thriller and I would highly recommend it! It is full of twists and excitement that will leave you guessing until the last page. Thank you to Penguin Random House/Ballentine  and Netgalley for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 4/5 


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