I read the whole book in two sittings! Psychological thrillers are supposed to grab you right away, pull you in, create situations where you make assumptions and then force you to second guess yourself…Author Catherine Steadman did just that in her fast moving debut novel Something in the Water. (FYI she is also an actress from Downton Abbey and she narrated the audio book!)
Mark is an investment banker and Erin is a filmmaker in the midst of making a documentary about people in prison. (The subjects of money and crime could be foreshadowing!!!) The handsome couple is honeymooning in exotic Bora Bora and they are very much in love. While on a secluded scuba diving day trip they discover something in the crystal clear blue water. They make a decision about what to do and so it begins! That is all I can say! Around ever corner the newlyweds have to decide how to proceed, and as they dig their grave (figuratively…and maybe even literally!) they battle their moral compass while their loyalty to each other is tested. Greed, curiosity and BIG secrets make this latest Reese Witherspoon Book Club choice a fun summer read!
About the Author:
Catherine Steadman is an actress and writer based in North London. She is known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Tutankhamun, starring alongside Sam Neill, as well as shows including Breathless, The Inbetweeners, The Tudors, and Fresh Meat.
In 2017 she will feature in political thriller Fearless and new BBC comedy Bucket. She also has appeared on stage in the West End including Oppenheimer for the RSC, for which she was nominated for a 2016 Laurence Olivier Award.
Something in the Water is her first novel.