If you are looking for a really good, suck you in kind of summer read, I strongly suggest you get Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman. It was the June pick for Reese Witherspoon’s book club, and once again she picked a good one! (Other favorites have been The Last Mrs. Parrish, The Alice Network, Little Fires Everywhere and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine).
“Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?” This is the opening sentence of Something in the Water. Erin is a documentary film maker, and in the first chapter she is digging a grave for her husband, and it is extremely difficult work.
It all began about 3 months ago just before Erin and her husband Mark were about to get married. Erin was working on her first full length documentary about 3 prisoners who are about to be released from jail. Mark, a successful investment banker, loses his job when his company finds out that he is looking around for other opportunities. While the loss of his job puts them both in a tailspin, the two continue with their wedding and embark on a romantic honeymoon to Bora Bora.
Mark loves scuba diving, and Erin decides to join him. While on their way back to the island, the newlyweds discover something in the water – a locked bag full of something, scattered papers floating in the water, and no one around. So, they decide to take the bag back with them to investigate.
Erin and Mark must decide what to do with their discovery. Do they go to the police with what they found? Do they keep it for themselves? How far will they go to protect their secret?
If you like psychological thrillers, Something in the Water is a really good one. Plus the fact that part of it takes place on a tropical island makes it feel super summery. There were lots of twists and turns, and I wanted to scream at the book because Erin just makes SO many bad choices!
Have you read Something in the Water? If so, what did you think?