Something in the Water - Catherine Steadman

Something in the Water

By Catherine Steadman

  • Release Date: 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,914 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

“Superbly written, clever and gripping.”—B. A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors 

“Deliciously dramatic.”Entertainment Weekly 

“Thrilling . . . the perfect beach read.”PopSugar

“A dark glittering gem of a thriller.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“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


  • Spectacular

    By JenCan68
    I couldn’t put it down. Amazing!
  • Couldn’t put it down!!

    By Heather H Texas
    Looking for more like this one!
  • Predictable and anti climatic

    By kreneeeeeeeee
    I kept hoping throughout that the ending would tie this story together and I’d be wowed with a plot twist that would explain Erin’s incredibly unintelligent decisions. It was shocking to me that the reader would be expected to believe the actions of the two main characters.The story failed to even show in the first place why they’d be compelled to do what they did. Unsatisfying.
  • How did this get noms for best book??

    By bbob83
    This was quite awful. I kept thinking this will get better, there will be something revealed to the reader, ... but no. Awful.
  • Unimpressed

    By casshaak
    The writing did not impress me - I felt like I could have told the same story more artfully, but the story itself wasn’t even great. Disappointing ending, would not tend to recommend this book.
  • Thriller

    By jworbes
    I found myself holding my breath I was so nervous! I also liked her style of writing.
  • Very disappointing, pointless ending

    By audreyjaneg
    Great storyline up until the crappy, pointless ending. Very disappointing especially because the book was great until the boring, meaningless ending.
  • A good read

    By Hanlav
    I enjoyed this book. It was quite suspenseful and had me hooked from the first chapter. The ending left much to be desired. Wish there were another few chapters to tie a bow around the book.
  • Couldn’t get through it

    By Brookie's iTunes
    Found it slow moving and uninteresting. Just not for me.
  • Something in the Water

    By KayT217
    Really loved the plot of this book. Held my attention nicely