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Something in the Water (2018)

de Catherine Steadman

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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, bestselling author of Final Girls… (més)
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I should have listened when a friend said "you're not going to like it". I should have trusted. The whole thing was ridiculous and convoluted. I never liked a single character in it so their fates were of little consequence to me. It starts off very strong, very interesting & catchy first chapter. Then of course, Erin & Mark find "something in the water" on their honeymoon but it takes A LOOOOONNNNNGGG time to get there, like halfway through the book. Then after that it gets a little more interesting, but very little. Also remember, you don't like any of these people so you're not ever rooting for them, not even once. I don't recommend this book, unless you're looking for something that you never have to think about and which requires no real commitment from you to read. I do think the author has promise, but I will read reviews before reading anything from them again. ( )
  Jen_Bartels | Jul 7, 2021 |
I should have listened when a friend said "you're not going to like it". I should have trusted. The whole thing was ridiculous and convoluted. I never liked a single character in it so their fates were of little consequence to me. It starts off very strong, very interesting & catchy first chapter. Then of course, Erin & Mark find "something in the water" on their honeymoon but it takes A LOOOOONNNNNGGG time to get there, like halfway through the book. Then after that it gets a little more interesting, but very little. Also remember, you don't like any of these people so you're not ever rooting for them, not even once. I don't recommend this book, unless you're looking for something that you never have to think about and which requires no real commitment from you to read. I do think the author has promise, but I will read reviews before reading anything from them again. ( )
  Jen_Bartels | Jul 7, 2021 |
so not for me, really predictable and ridiculous. Pass. ( )
  Mooose | Jun 24, 2021 |
I don’t really read contemporary thrillers too often but when I do I am almost always frustrated by what I see as the foolishness and poor choices of the narrators/MCs. Something in the Water was no different and the premise was pretty ludicrous (you can read about it in the hundred or so other reviews here). But I did end up enjoying the book quite a bit. It’s fairly light in tone despite the dire predicament the characters get themselves into. It’s not well written, exactly, but there was something appealing about its style. Kind of conversational, and she kept the plot moving.

I kept trying to cast the movie in my head for some reason. Eddie is clearly played by Danny Webb (John Ripper from Pennyworth.) The author can play Erin. But who would play Mark? Someone tall and dapper with a dark streak. Nicholas Hoult? Rafe Spall? Henry Golding? Tom Hiddleston? A young Idris Elba? (With a Yorkshire accent?! I will watch that movie so hard.) This is a fun game. Now I’m just thinking of handsome British men.

Anyway, this was not an amazing book or anything but certainly enjoyable enough for a beach read. ( )
  sansmerci | Jun 19, 2021 |
Started off slow, but ok. Quite a transparent plot and a supremely stupid narrator. Seriously, how did Erin make it to adulthood? It’s like it’s opposite day all the time for her. Husband lost his job and you barely make enough to cover the groceries? Go ahead and have a wedding, honeymoon and try to get pregnant. What idiots! Find a USB drive with a bunch of contraband and dead people? Of course ignore it. Can’t be important. Nah.

Anyway...it was obvious from the start that Mark wasn’t what he seemed and was gaslighting her pretty much all the time. Just how culpable he was in this whole thing is pretty unclear though. Stumbling on a plane crash in the Pacific ocean is a big stretch. All we have is Erin’s guesses and we know how in tune with reality she is. It was disappointing that she couldn’t have given us more info on him - like why he really got let go from his job, how he knew how to hire thugs, etc. And, speaking of thugs, we just knew that Eddie would get involved in this whole thing. How beholden to him she will be is unclear in the end, but we know she’s on the hook.

It isn’t a terrible book, but it’s slow, predictable & has very little payoff. I’m glad I didn’t read this one first because Mr. Nobody is better by far. ( )
  Bookmarque | May 4, 2021 |
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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, bestselling author of Final Girls

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