Something in the Water ★★ Catherine Steadman, Simon & Schuster, R305
Flip. This started off so well. The protagonist googling on how to dig a grave on a dead man’s phone: “a poor burial comes down to three things: 1) lack of time 2) lack of initiative 3) lack of care”. She makes sure she doesn’t make these mistakes. Then we go back a few months. It’s entertaining but Steadman’s characters make it irritating. It’s told from the view of Erin who goes on honeymoon with new husband Mark. While diving in Bora Bora they find a bag filled with diamonds and a million pounds and decide to keep it. They get back to London and things go awry. Sympathy of character is needed to make this a compelling read but Erin and Mark are a bit too unlikeable.