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Something in the Water

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Good thriller. The lovely young newlyweds are on their honeymoon when they discover a bag of valuables. What they choose to do with the contents puts their lives at risk, but who can you really believe or trust?

He's an out of work trader and she's producing a documentary on prisoners being released, including one who is like the mob. Do these factor into the situations they find themselves in? It's interesting that we know at the start what the end is, but then go back to find out how it all happened. 

It kept me reading! Thank you NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest opinion,
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What a ride this story takes you on. The book begins with a grave being dug to hide a body.  Who would think that losing your job could cause such trauma in your life. And then the solution to all your problems suddenly appears . . . Or does it??You won't know who to believe in this he said she said little beauty of a story.
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I received a free copy of this through NetGalley. The very first page of this book literally grabs you and you can't stop reading from that point on. So you know what situation the main character, Erin, gets into right from the beginning but you need to find out how she gets in that predicament. In addition to the main character there are a number of other colorful characters in this book. This is Catherine Steadman's first book, I will be sure to read other works by her in the future.
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This book has a killer opening, literally and figuratively.  The story winds back to what seemed to be a clean, wonderful life and future. .Things start to go sideways at first with the hope of getting back on track soon. Little signs are observed, and set aside. 
A mysterious find, maybe not so mysterious after all, sets in motion a chain of disastrous events. To me, the ultimate moment is ne of the last between the wife and husband.
Interesting story, some things were a bit predictable and others good surprises.
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I have to say I'm still not sure how the main character in this book, Sara, found herself wrapped up with all these people who don't like to stay on the right side of the law. Nevertheless, it made for an entertaining story and quite a few surprises. I had suspicions for some of the things that happened near the end of the book, but I was still shocked about how a lot of it turned out. I recommend this book if you are looking for a quick read in the the vein of many of the popular novels that are out there now.
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This book was tremendous. I didn't expect it to be as good as it turned out to be. Definitely in my top 3 of 2018 so far. I found it extremely twisty and suspenseful with a plot that kept me hooked the whole way through. I didn't want it to end!! 5 Stars!!
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Loved it! An every day couple makes a decision after a discovery on their honeymoon . One decision follows another which leads them more and more off track. Great addictive read. I'm a slow reader, so it took me 4 days to finish it, but everyday over dinner I would ask my husband: "what would we do".
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This book begins with two people in love, planning a wedding. How well do they know each other?
Married life begins with a romantic honeymoon in Bora Bora. What they discover on their trip causes them complications. Problems arise fueled by their lack of trust and honesty with each other or a love of money and greed. Just when it seems as if things will be resolved there is another twist.
It appears as if this book begins a new series for the author.
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This one caught me by surprise. Not what I was expecting but it turned out to be a really interesting story.
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I literally couldn't get past the first few chapters.
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Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman was great! Be prepared to stay up all night to finish it! The story centers around Erin, a newly married woman, and how an innocent discovery changes her entire life.
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Excellent thriller! It starts with an oh my God, i can't believe she's done that, which sets the book on to an upward high and you not wanting it to end. I stayed up super late finishing this book and hoping it would be adapted into a mini series or movie. The plot is excellent, the characters are well developed and thought out. I loved how they made good and bad choices, as we all do. Totally relatable and convincing. It was dark, thrilling and wonderful to read.

I can't recommend it enough!

*I'd like to thank the author/publisher/NetGalley for the opportunity to red this book in exchange for a fair and honest review*
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Absolutely loved this book. It opens up with a woman explaining how to bury a body and what dimensions to dig a grave. I just knew I was going to love the book and had a hard time putting it down and on the upside I now know how to did a grave.

Erin and Mark are getting married. They are planning all the details and decide to honeymoon in Bora Bora. Erin is filming a documentary following three different prisoners during and after incarceration. Erin and Mark seem like a happy, loving couple. We know that's not true due to one of them soon to be buried. Mark loses his job, cancels part of the honeymoon, wants to change the reception venue and sell their house. He turns into someone Erin doesn't recognize, but she brushes it off as stress. They still get married and all seems well on their shortened honeymoon. While scuba diving in Bora Bora, Erin and Mark come across a duffel bag that will change their lives forever. 

There are so many twists and turns throughout the book. I loved when Erin turned to Eddie for advice. Who is better to ask about selling illegal items, buying guns and burying bodies than 
than a gangster currently serving prison time. I really detested Mark. He was very sneaky and always blamed Erin when stuff happened, so I wasn't too sad about the ending. I just wish Erin could have asked him why.

I loved the story and writing style. I can't wait to read more books by the author. I definitely recommend this book. 

Thanks to NetGalley, Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine and the author, Catherine Steadman, for a free electronic ARC of this novel.
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Book dragged on and on, and really didn't get to the point. Had high hopes.

Thanks to author, publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.
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Something in the Water was different than anything I've read lately. It kept me guessing where everything was going, which is exactly what I like in a book. At some points, I found Erin quite annoying, but I think it was intentional. A big part of the story was wondering what you would do in the same situation. There's a lot about what is right and wrong and how individual people see that in their own minds. It's hard to say too much about this book without giving something away and I personally like to know very little when going into a book, as so many are predictable as it is. Some will say that they saw the ending coming a mile away, and it was one of my theories, but that's the good thing about this book. There were enough possibilities that it kept my interest. A roller coaster of a story is the best way I can describe it.
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Excellent thriller.  Keeps reader engaged and in suspense.  I think this author is one you don't want to miss!
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The story starts with our narrator digging a grave and takes off as we learn how she got there. A romantic honeymoon in Bora Bora, a locked duffel bag found on a dive and chaos ensues. Methodically told with twists along the way, worth the read. 


Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
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Superb thriller! Well worth the read. Keep an eye on Steadman and her future works.
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Great .............................................................................
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