5 Stellar Stars🌟Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman @CatSteadman #AudiobookReview #SomethingInTheWater

Wowza did this book take me by surprise! My review today is for this amazing audiobook that is definitely my top listen of 2018 so far! Remarkable story and stellar narration! Both written and narrated by very talented Catherine Steadman!😍

Something in the Water

Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

5 Tension Filled Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis

A shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple in this taut psychological thriller debut–for readers of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Shari Lapena.

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 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. . . .

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?

Wonder no longer. Catherine Steadman’s enthralling voice shines throughout this spellbinding debut novel. With piercing insight and fascinating twists, Something in the Water challenges the reader to confront the hopes we desperately cling to, the ideals we’re tempted to abandon, and the perfect lies we tell ourselves.

~My Review~

5 Tension Filled Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Well HOT damn this book was just… brilliant! Full disclosure I was running behind on my reviews so I purchased this on audio on release day and I was even a little hesitant because I saw the author was narrating…. not always a good thing, but I had no idea that Catherine Steadman is an actress…. and after finishing this book I now know she is also a fantastic author and audiobook narrator!!! Simply amazing! Seriously if I could I would give her narration six stars, it was really exceptional! And this book kept me on the edge of my seat from about 30% on…

Erin and Mark are a happy newly married couple on their honeymoon in Bora Bora… they are having a wonderful time in this tropical paradise until…thunk thunk… there is something in the water…. and what it is will alter this couple’s lives…. from this point on the tension is ramped up and I felt as though I was on the edge of my seat throughout… so many thoughts… what would I do in this situation? What is the ethical thing to do?

Erin and Mark were both fabulous characters… they both handled the situation so differently and I found that part so compelling and true….Erin was very bold about it all and didn’t always think things through, in fact sometimes she did some really stupid things… Mark on the other hand was more cautious, not much of a risk taker, although he was usually fine with his wife taking a risk…. I have to say I was both surprised and a little disappointed by both of these characters at points in this book….

There is also a very fascinating side story in this book… Erin is filming a documentary about prisoners about to be released…. Eddie, Holly, and Alexa were all strong, interesting, and well-developed characters…. I found each of their storys compelling and unique…. definitely added another layer to this already wonderful book…. and the voice of eddie is absolutely the best in this audio!

This really was a book unlike any other I have read before… it was very refreshing…. absolutely recommend to everybody regardless of your reading preferences!

*** thank you to the publisher for my copy of this brilliant book ***

Stay out of the water!🦈🦈🦈 Berit 💛

14 thoughts on “5 Stellar Stars🌟Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman @CatSteadman #AudiobookReview #SomethingInTheWater

  1. Great review Berit! You have me curious what the actual audio sounds like now. I’m so used to just using text to speech though that any audiobook would probably sound amazing to me at this point instead of just the voice reading. LOL

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      • I’ve always love listening to them but these days I can’t keep my clicking on Netgalley under control enough to read books that are published and have proper audio copies. But I’ve gotten really used to text to speech with my ARCs so I’m sure it would be culture shock to do a real narration. 🙂

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      • Carrie I am in the same boat, unfortunately publishers aren’t handing out audiobooks or I have not been bold enough to ask as of yet, LOL have you tried different voices for text to speech? I’ve been using that more and I found on my Apple devices that Alex voice is the best!
        Vicci has stayed loyal to the audiobook and not gotten sucked into the NG trap!💗

        Having said all that this was an exceptional audio, she did a remarkable job probably because they were her own words and she had the talent to do it!

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      • I think it may be Alex that I use, I did switch to the male American voice as soon as I learned about text to speech. The female was a bit too much for me. LOL But really I’m just thankful I have that option because I do enjoy listening and I’m addicted to ARCs. If I waited for everything to come to the library they may not even get audio copies of books I want and if they do there’s always a hold list, such fun.

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