Something in the Water (book review)

I recently read Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman. This was one of Reece Witherspoon’s book club picks, and I found a copy at our local library. It sounded interesting so I thought I’d give it a read.

The synopsis:

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. . . .

The book started strong and hooked me from the first page. It was interesting, suspenseful, and had some surprises. Good storyline and an easy read (this would be a good beach read).

I’m giving it 4 out of 5 stars though, mostly because I found the characters to be difficult to relate to – or, if I’m honest, to like.

Still, I recommend it, especially if you’re looking for a fun, thrilling, suspenseful read. You don’t have to like the characters to enjoy a book, but it helps.

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