Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman || Book Review

Let me start this post by clearing up some expectations.

Just because a book is chosen by a famous person to be part of their most favourite reads of all times or for their bookclub, it DOESN’T always mean that it’s a great book.

It’s the same with me being a book blogger and reviewer. Yes, I share my opinions on books that I’ve loved and didn’t enjoy but it doesn’t mean that you will love every book I recommend, you might end up loving books I didn’t enjoy and vice versa. It’s a matter of opinions based on how the book makes us feel when we’re done reading it.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Originally published: 2018

Pages: 342
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

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.


Some things I expect from a thriller book: suspense is a must. Realistic scenarios still apply.

The first chapter was attention grabbing with a good pace and description for something sinister happening and the idea was set in place. Then suddenly the pace just takes a dip and slows to a pace that just doesn’t sit right.

The whole plot had several holes in it and that made some of the characters’ decisions and actions in the book, leading them to certain events, unbelievable. Even some of the things they were able to get away with weren’t justifiable.

Yes, it’s a work of fiction but there are still elements in fiction that should be at least somewhat believable to the reader. How else are you going to build on the suspense the reader is going to feel? I didn’t pick up on any suspense in the rest of the book, besides the very first chapter.

If you’re a true thriller fan, you might find this book slightly mediocre. If you’re a novice, then you might actually like it a little more.


I’m all for a twisted cat and mouse chase with the bad guys, but it has to at least be somewhat realistic?

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.58 on GoodReads. I gave it a 2.

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