Review: Something in the Water

Title: Something in the Water
36388243Author: Catherine Steadman
Published June 5, 2018 by Ballantine
352 pages

Note: I received this book from NetGalley to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

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.

Wow!! What a fantastic book! This book was a wild ride right from the beginning and all the way to the end.  It kept me guessing about how all the different pieces fit together, and was full of twists and turns along the way.  There were definitely times I was yelling at the main character in my head for her choices (WHY did you do that?!?!) but that's what kept the book exciting! The book kept rolling right through to the end. Erin and Mark, though they rarely made smart choices, were still interesting and engaging characters--they both reacted to the situation so differently. I also LOVED how the characters in Erin's documentary played a role in the book too.

I listened to the book on Audible, motivated by a large "to read" stack and Reese Witherspoon recommending it, and it was read by the author. It was FANTASTIC. I highly recommend listening to this one if you can.

This is one of the best I've read all year!  I HIGHLY recommend this book!