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Something in the Water

Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,468 ratings)

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Summary

Reese Witherspoon's June Book Club pick.

The perfect couple commit the perfect crime in this brilliant new thriller from an extraordinary new voice.  

How far would you go be truly happy?   

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all - until Mark loses his job and cracks start to appear in their perfect life.  

But they’re determined to make it work. They book their dream honeymoon and trust that things will work out - after all, they have each other.  

Could the life of your dreams turn out to be a nightmare?   

On the tropical island of Bora Bora, Mark takes Erin scuba diving. Mark is with her - she knows he’ll keep her safe. Everything will be fine. Until they find something in the water.  

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?   

Erin and Mark decide to keep their discovery a secret - after all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events...which will endanger everything they hold dear.  

This unabridged audio version is read by the author, Catherine Steadman.

©2018 Catherine Steadman (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

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I would have loved to give this book six stars!

This was such an unusual book compared to the usual thrillers. I really loved the fact that the author was also the narrator she really brought the story to life. I was enthralled by the actions of Erin and Mark and how it all unfolded, it is easy to see how a seemingly normal couple can be drawn to the dark side. I had a job to stop listening and wanted to keep going until it was finished. At first I could not see how all the pieces fitted together but as it became clearer I had to admit that is was a very clever plot. I can't wait for Steadman's next book.

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Good story line

I found this to have a good storyline that could easily translate to a film in future. Nice twists along the way. I would say that it was a bit too descriptive in parts and could have been edited down a fair bit without losing anything in the plot detail.

The writer has narrated this herself and I found that the main character sounded completely bland throughout - without character so to speak. There was also a clicking sound through parts of the recording. This made it a hard listen to be honest, but I persevered because the story was good.

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Audio is unbearable!

I couldn't get further than 20 minutes in to this because there's a god awful dripping tap sound every second while the author is talking. Drove me mad! Such a shame as might have been a good book.

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Cleverly written and a truly enthralling listen

In this novel we follow Erin a documentary filmmaker and newlywed to investment banker Mark.
These two are passionately in love but not without their issues. Mark has lost his job and therefore direction, Erin is embarking on a new documentary documenting prisoners who are soon to leave prison. We follow them on their dream honeymoon where things take a turn, and one decision impacts their future and their lives.

Without giving any spoilers this is not a romantic novel this has wonderful twists and turns and challengers that you feel like you are being taken along for.

This debut novel from Catherine Steadman is enthralling and you genuinely will not want to put it down.

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LOVED THIS!

I think the writer being the narrator really helps the story come to life in the way she intended. how it was written made you feel like you were there in person and got involved in the lives of these people. really interesting story and not necessarily the ending you expect when you start listening. very well done!

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Complete and utter rubbish!

I deserve a medal for making it to the end of this book. Having listened to around 80 audible books I can honestly say this is the worst book I have purchased. The story is completely unrealistic, far fetched, complete nonsense and around 70% of the book is just words to fill space, it could have been wrapped up in 2 hours. The narration is the worst I have listened to, I can hear the saliva in her mouth with every word and there's a weird clicking noise at the end of sentences. I am so glad it's finished. I only listened to the end because I thought it may have improved. It didn't. And we never did find out who the "plane people" were. Do not waste your time on this one.

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Wow... just wow!

After having three children in two and a half years I never seem to have the free time to read books or stay conscious long enough to read more than a few pages! So the fact I have been able to literally digest this book in a week speaks volumes for how good it is! It has me immediately googling Catherine Steadman to find more reading material! Excellent read, very clever and quite an unexpected ending!

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An incredible audiobook

I didn’t expect much from this book, I prefer a book with other listeners reviews but I think there was only one. I had never heard of the author but thought sounds interesting so I will give it a go. I am so pleased I did, what a book could not stop listening. Very well written and read and most importantly, to me anyway, it is believable. One of the best listens for a long time.

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Gripping, edge of your seat!

Loved it, you never see what's around the corner. An absolute must read. Get it now!

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Gripping

Excellent start that grips you. Very entertaining. Well read. Although I guessed the "twist" very early on I wanted to hear how it would all play out.

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  • Demeter
  • 25-03-19

Really liked it

Engaging and entertaining. Would recommend it definitely for those who enjoy suspense and excitement. I enjoyed it

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  • Sarah
  • 26-02-19

A brilliant book that kept me in suspense right until the last page!

This book was so different to what I initially thought. It kept delivering twists and turns I didn’t see coming. I loved it! Thank you Catherine Steadman! And please write more!!!

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  • Murrae Stephens
  • 31-12-18

Excellent thriller

Loved this book. Exciting and well written and read. Great pace, plot and characters. Keeps a steady interest and very good narration. Highlyrecommended for a holiday read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-08-18

loved it

on the edge of your seat. what a good listen, definitely recommended great narrator makes it enjoyable

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  • Mandy White
  • 06-08-18

One of the best book series this year

Absolutely loved this book! How could you not love a book that starts with a character digging a grave? This story twist and turns so many times and it is hard to know who can be trusted. It is a book that you will want to keep listening to, you need to know what is going to happen next.... fantastic!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-07-18

Great Thriller

Enjoyed this story and great narration by author, really helped keep the pace of the story.

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