Something In The Water by Catherine Steadman (available to pre-order on Amazon. Released July 26th 2
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.
About Catherine Steadman
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.
For a debut book this had everything. Escapism into the privileged world of exotic holidays in the tropical paradise of Bora Bora at the exclusive Four Seasons Resort Hotel. Erin, and her husband Mark cut short their honeymoon after discovering a life-changing fortune out at sea on a scuba diving trip. They know people will come after them because the money and their cache of diamonds can safely be assumed that they belonged to 'bad people' and there are bad people who will come looking for them unless they can cover their tracks. This book had me gripped from beginning to end. Catherine Steadman has a successful acting career and I hope she will be able to make time to continue writing.