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Something in the Water: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Catherine Steadman

Narrated By: Catherine Steadman

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: June 2018

Duration: 11 hours 41 minutes


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.

“A psychological thriller that captivated me from page one. What unfolds makes for a wild, page-turning ride! It’s the perfect beach read!”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)


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.

Advance praise for Something in the Water

“With unreliable characters, wry voices, exquisite pacing, and a twisting plot, [Catherine] Steadman potently draws upon her acting chops. . . . A darkly glittering gem of a thriller from a new writer to watch.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Captivating . . . daring . . . The threats and increasingly bad decisions accelerate with Bourne-like velocity. . . . Steadman [is] a newcomer worth watching.”—Publishers Weekly

“An unbearably tense debut with a knockout premise, Something in the Water had me hooked from the very first sentence. Thrilling and thought-provoking, it’s the perfect beach read. I devoured it!”—Riley Sager, bestselling author of Final Girls


  • Kourtney K.

    Love this author - love that she narrated herself and I look forward to her next novel! Great story! Keeps you guessing! Love the characters

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Louise M.

    mesmerizing....couldn't put it down...well since I was LISTENING, it was more like walking around with my headsets on! wonderful surprise ending. narrator spot on. so enjoyable to listen. I'm looking forward to more of her work!.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Raven S.

    Terrible. Total waste of my time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Michelle J.

    Great couldn’t stop listening narrator was perfect

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Joanie G.

    Loved this book, her way of dealing with things was impressive. She was a good heroine and I'm glad she made it through. It's a good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Shari G.

    Loved the narration by the Author and loved the twists and turns

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Stacie H.

    I really liked the story and the narration but was extremely disappointed in the authors use of the f*** word. It was consistently used and degraded the characters

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Gavin A.

    An excellent read and well narrated very enjoyable

  • Melissa G.

    This was my first audiobook ever; a bit different for me. Loved the authors narration; I could listen to her always. Impressive story as well; can’t wait to see what she does next.

  • Korina W.

    One-I love how the author read the book herself. Two-I thought I knew what was coming and BAM twist. Definitely a great read

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