*** Memento meets Sharp Objects in this superb thriller from the bestselling author of Something in the Water, a 2019 Richard & Judy Book Club pick ***
‘Original, ingenious and utterly gripping, with characters you’ll really care about as they race towards the brilliantly unexpected ending. ’ J P Delaney
When a man is found on a Norfolk beach, drifting in and out of consciousness, with no identification and unable to speak, interest in him is sparked immediately. From the hospital staff who find themselves inexplicably drawn to him; to international medical experts who are baffled by him; to the nationalpress who call him Mr Nobody; everyone wants answers. Who is this man? And what happened to him?
Neuropsychiatrist Dr Emma Lewis is asked to assess the patient. This is her field of expertise, this is the chance she’s been waiting for and this case could make her name known across the world. But therein lies the danger. Emma left this same small town in Norfolk fourteen years ago and has taken great pains to cover all traces of her past since then.
But now something – or someone – is calling her back. And the more time she spends with her patient, the more alarmed she becomes.
Has she walked into danger?
Praise for Something in the Water
'Worthy of Hitchcock' Sunday Times
'Arresting … deftly paced, elegantly chilly … Something in the Water is a proper page-turner' The New York Times
‘High-octane, heart-pounding read’Good Housekeeping
'A thriller for our times … Catherine Steadman is a fresh and playful new voice’ Louise Candlish
‘Will leave you questioning your own morality’ Grazia
‘The perfect beach read’ Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)
‘Superbly written’ B A Paris
‘A fascinating moral dilemma, a fast-paced examination of the slippery slope and the precarious foundations our middle-class lives are built on’ Gillian McAllister
‘Thrilling and thought-provoking’ Riley Sager