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Something in the Water

Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (340 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Reese Witherspoon's June Book Club pick.

The perfect couple commit the perfect crime in this brilliant new thriller from an extraordinary new voice.  

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.  

This unabridged audio version is read by the author, Catherine Steadman.

©2018 Catherine Steadman (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

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  • Annie
  • Australia
  • 04-08-2018

Enjoyed but......

Enjoyed the story and narrator but there is the most annoying clicking noise on the audio which is distracting and extremely irritating- I had to stop and try again many times ... felt like screaming turning volume down but could still hear it - like a tap dripping - grrrrr

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Fantastic

Excellent book - very exciting and well written. The narration was fantastic. Best book I have listened too in a very long time on Audible.

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CLICKING!!!

I would have probably enjoyed this book if I had forced my way through it but I couldn’t stand the Narrator’s endless clicking!! I got a couple of hours in and had to turn it off :( wasted my money......

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Can’t concentrate on the words for all the clicks and slurps

Professional narrators work hard to remove all the ugly mouth noises from their reads for a reason. What a shame the writer felt the need to narrate - sounds like she’s drowning in saliva.

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Slow and An Annoying Heroine

I had high hopes for this book. From the get go, I found the heroine both unrelatable and not very bright. I love crime thrillers and I've ready many but I found this book both predictable and slow going.

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Riveting narrative and excellent performance

Excellent crime fiction which subverts many conventions of the genre. Loved how she challenged our perceptions of criminals. She forces us to examine our perspective of criminals as innately “ bad people “ or whether they are just ordinary everyday people who made a poor choice or fell into a series of difficult circumstances. Love that it’s read by the author herself; and gives a fresh take on the genre. Loved the characterization of the female protagonist as both strong willed / determined as well as human with many foibles. Really a great audio book which I couldn’t stop listening to.

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brilliant best book I've read in years!<br />get it ...

brilliant book.

lost so many hours because I was totally enthralled. bloody good read. exciting

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Good Book

Fabulous story and the narrator was very good too. Just the audio itself had a constant clicking sound which was rather annoying and defused my enjoyment of the audio.

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Gripping

As they come, I find audiobooks extremely hard to concentrate on. The two things that hold my attention are 1. An exciting, fast paced story line and 2. A good narrator. This book had both. Catherine Steadman writes beautifully and speaks equally so. The story itself was intriguing, different and captivating. Would highly recommend.

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So intense! Loved it

I loved this audio book. I usually listen to books while going to sleep, but this one has me holding my breath and hitting the “extend sleep timer” button again and again and again!

So many twists and it had me on the edge of my seat (pillow). Highly recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-08-2018

loved it

on the edge of your seat. what a good listen, definitely recommended great narrator makes it enjoyable

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  • Mandy White
  • 06-08-2018

One of the best book series this year

Absolutely loved this book! How could you not love a book that starts with a character digging a grave? This story twist and turns so many times and it is hard to know who can be trusted. It is a book that you will want to keep listening to, you need to know what is going to happen next.... fantastic!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-07-2018

Great Thriller

Enjoyed this story and great narration by author, really helped keep the pace of the story.

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  • Janet biglari
  • 13-08-2018

I would have loved to give this book six stars!

This was such an unusual book compared to the usual thrillers. I really loved the fact that the author was also the narrator she really brought the story to life. I was enthralled by the actions of Erin and Mark and how it all unfolded, it is easy to see how a seemingly normal couple can be drawn to the dark side. I had a job to stop listening and wanted to keep going until it was finished. At first I could not see how all the pieces fitted together but as it became clearer I had to admit that is was a very clever plot. I can't wait for Steadman's next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-06-2018

Wow... just wow!

After having three children in two and a half years I never seem to have the free time to read books or stay conscious long enough to read more than a few pages! So the fact I have been able to literally digest this book in a week speaks volumes for how good it is! It has me immediately googling Catherine Steadman to find more reading material! Excellent read, very clever and quite an unexpected ending!

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  • Susan Reed Jones
  • 12-06-2018

An incredible audiobook

I didn’t expect much from this book, I prefer a book with other listeners reviews but I think there was only one. I had never heard of the author but thought sounds interesting so I will give it a go. I am so pleased I did, what a book could not stop listening. Very well written and read and most importantly, to me anyway, it is believable. One of the best listens for a long time.

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  • CKW
  • 19-07-2018

LOVED THIS!

I think the writer being the narrator really helps the story come to life in the way she intended. how it was written made you feel like you were there in person and got involved in the lives of these people. really interesting story and not necessarily the ending you expect when you start listening. very well done!

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  • Alex Bradshaw
  • 16-09-2018

Gripping, edge of your seat!

Loved it, you never see what's around the corner. An absolute must read. Get it now!

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  • Vanessa
  • 15-09-2018

Superb

Loved this! Story develops throughout keeping it fast paced and on the move. I loved the story, kept me guessing and the narrator being the author made you feel it was read as it was intended!

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  • iammelissagilbert
  • 16-07-2018

Cleverly written and a truly enthralling listen

In this novel we follow Erin a documentary filmmaker and newlywed to investment banker Mark.
These two are passionately in love but not without their issues. Mark has lost his job and therefore direction, Erin is embarking on a new documentary documenting prisoners who are soon to leave prison. We follow them on their dream honeymoon where things take a turn, and one decision impacts their future and their lives.

Without giving any spoilers this is not a romantic novel this has wonderful twists and turns and challengers that you feel like you are being taken along for.

This debut novel from Catherine Steadman is enthralling and you genuinely will not want to put it down.

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  • Yasir
  • 27-06-2018

Outstanding

A well written book, great story, characters and well narrated. One of the better books I’ve listened to recently.

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  • Ninecatz
  • 10-07-2018

Something in the narration...

Just started to listen to this book, I'm only on the second chapter as I write. The story seems ok so far, however, the continuous swallowing and clicking noises made by the narrator after every sentence, is frankly, driving me to distraction! Even with the volume down, it's still audible. If like me this kind of thing annoys you, I recommend you read instead of listening!

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  • M Bubble
  • 12-09-2018

I was sad when it finished

Catherine Steadman was really good. The story was really good. The story was easy to follow but it kept you hooked on from start to finish.

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