My Thoughts:

Something in the WaterSomething in the Water by Catherine Steadman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 shocking stars to Something in the Water! 🏝 🏝 🏝 🏝

Erin films documentaries, and her new husband, Mark, is an investment banker. They fly to the honeymoon of a lifetime to Bora Bora. Everything is tropical and picture-perfect, until they find something in the water while scuba diving. Dun dun dun.

Erin and Mark have to decide if they will tell the truth or keep a secret. Either way, danger potentially awaits…

This book starts out with a bombshell when Erin and Mark find something in the water…The next chunk of the book is slower-building until you get towards the last third, where the tension builds and my heartrate soared!

I loved Erin and Mark and was completely intrigued by their relationship and how they balanced each other out. They each struggle with what decision to make and how to make the decision together as a couple.

The side characters who are prisoners Erin is filming in her documentary added a secondary story that I found enthralling.

Something in the Water is both thrilling and engaging. The premise was fresh, and the writing was taut. Overall, I was left wondering what I would do if I had been in Mark and Erin’s shoes.

Thank you to Caroline Steadman, Random House/Ballantine, and Netgalley for the ARC. Something in the Water will be released on June 5, 2018.
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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.

Do you like to read thrillers? Have a favorite to recommend? Happy Reading! Jennifer THR