Something in the water

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 a bright future. They seem to have it all. But do they?

On a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, Mark takes Erin scuba diving. Everything is perfect. Until they find something in the water. Something that will change their lives forever.

Erin and Mark decide to keep their discovery a secret. No one else need know; they trust each other implicitly.

But someone else does know. And in situations like these, it is far better to trust no one, not even those closest to you …


The perfect couple. The perfect crime?

Download the first chapter here.

Listen to an extract of the audiobook here.

Here’s the wonderful Reese Witherspoon talking a bit more about Something in the Water over on her book club

Praise for
Something in the Water

“Deftly paced, elegantly chilly thriller … Steadman brings similar qualities of wit, timing and intelligence to this novel… a proper page-turner”

The New York Times 

“Worthy of Hitchcock”

The Sunday Times 

“A thriller for our times”

Louise Candlish, author of Our House

“A delicious page-turner”

New York Post

“Catherine Steadman bursts onto the thriller scene with this exceptional debut psychological thriller, written in the vein of Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn… Deftly plotted and told with lightning-quick pacing… Something in the Water is psychological suspense at its absolute finest, and Steadman has all the makings of a writer poised to shoot straight to the top of the genre”

Book Spy

“A wild, page-turning ride! It’s the perfect beach read!”

Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)

“Pure adrenaline: I swallowed this book whole”

Erin Kelly, author of He Said, She Said

“A stunning debut. Superbly written, clever and gripping”

BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors

“It was the relatability of Erin’s voice that set it apart from so many other thrillers as it automatically got me thinking ‘What would I do in her position?”

Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies

“A fascinating moral dilemma”

Gillian McAllister, author of Everything but the Truth

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