Something in the Water

Something in the Water

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"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. 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"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781524797188
Branch Call Number: STEADMA
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 25 cm

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mlbowers97
Oct 03, 2018

Got 50 pages into it and found I was looking forward to cleaning the toilet instead of continuing to read the book. Quit and returned it to the library. She's a good writer, but after the first couple of pages, not engaging at all.

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Amyjo30
Sep 22, 2018

I liked that this book was a mystery but thought the story line was totally unrealistic and I could not believe it. I had to finish the book to see what happened but otherwise would not recommend it. REESE'S book club missed the mark on this one!

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Newmommy09
Sep 19, 2018

This was an enjoyable read, I didn't love it, didn't dislike it. I felt satisfied at the end of this fun adventurous story.

Cynthia_N Sep 17, 2018

Good read! The author took me to places I did not expect starting with the first few pages about how long it takes to bury a body!!

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laphampeak
Sep 04, 2018

The story had me going at first - young about-to-be married couple scaling down their honeymoon plans after job loss, Erin providing a strong female role of documentarian.....
Bora Bora started the twists and turns that fed the rest of the book. The documentary interviewees were disjointed, Marks role never complete, and the ending? Oh, well! It's enough to be made into a movie. Just enough suspense to keep engaged.

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jachayden
Aug 28, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. It kept me engaged and guessing what would happen next. I quite liked Erin at first, although her poor decisions starting dragging on me towards the end. Speaking of the end, given the outcome of the story, I really think Mark's character should have been more developed. Hard to understand his decisions without really knowing him at all. Completed 8.27.18

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writermala
Aug 17, 2018

It is obvious that this is Catherine Steadman's debut novel; for one thing the plot is very weak and secondly the characters as they are portrayed are rather naive. There is a certain amount of suspense which kept me reading once I got into it but I knew who the 'bad guy' (Other than Erin herself the lead character)was, way before I reached the end:-)All in all not a bad read but nothing to write home about.

JCLKariE Aug 16, 2018

Something in the Water is full of twists and turns galore. The relationship between Erin, a documentary filmmaker and Mark, an investment banker, make this novel work. The tropical beaches of Bora Bora and the rainy streets of London make me want to pack my bags and set off on an adventure.

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carolsonder
Aug 15, 2018

not saying it was a bad book, just not going rush and say "oh you have to read this!" it is a bit disjointed and in places really boring. if you are waiting to get your hands on something and just need to fill the gap, give it a read. otherwise there are just too many really goods ones out there to spend a lot of time with this one.

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caroleb
Jul 24, 2018

Great read! At some points I couldn’t put it down....thought it was a very interesting plot!

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