Recommended by Reese Witherspoon’s book club, Something in the Water – a novel by Catherine Steadman is one of the best book that I’ve read in a long time!
The first chapter of this book – which is a thriller – basically reveals the ending, the main character Erin digging a grave. The rest of the book is spent explaining how she exactly found herself in that position.
We quickly learn about Erin, and her husband Mark. Mark loses his job right before his and Erin’s wedding, which reveals a slightly different side of him. The way that Mark is described I felt torn the entire book on whether to think of him as a sweet guy, or if he was eerily up to something.
After their wedding, the couple discovers something shocking on their honeymoon, and what’s most shocking is what they do about it. I went back and forth on whether Erin was delusional, or if Mark was making her feel that way.
What I liked most of this book is what while it was a thriller, I didn’t feel like it was mildly appropriate for young readers as well as old – there really wasn’t the blood & guts stuff that you read in most other thrillers.
Like I said, this is one of the best books that I’ve read in a long time – so go out and buy it :)!