Reese Witherspoon’s book club pick – Something in the Water – has me wondering when she will produce it for viewing. Catherine Steadman’s book has all the elements of a great series – exotic settings, unreliable characters, and plot twists favoring the female leads.
I listened to Steadman’s British tones reading the book for Audible and it was hard to not keep going into the night. The “something in the water” was not what I had expected and the hints of espionage and financial fraud added to the suspense.
Erin, a documentary producer, and Mark, an out of work hedge fund expert, go off on their honeymoon to Bora Bora. Mark, an expert diver, convinces Erin to overcome her fears to experience the beautiful underwater world. His cavalier comments about the sharks in the water had me suspicious, but what they find leads the adventure into murky waters as each plot twist combines danger and a new life for both.
Great fun to listen to.
The mention of sharks alone makes me nervous enough to not want to read it! Then there’s the thought of putting my face into water … heck, I hold my breath while washing my face or showering. But oh what a thrill it must have been, Jeanie, to be joined by those manta rays! -Kate
I’ll have to look into this. Snorkeling in Bora Bora 35 years ago, a friend and I were joined by two enormous manta rays. Scared the begeezus out of us! We still laugh about it today. You never know what you might encounter in the water. . .
They stayed at the Four Seasons there. Sounds like snorkelng is the thing to do there I think you’ll like it – it’s a fast read.