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Catherine Steadman - book author

Catherine Steadman is an actress and writer based in North London. She is known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Tutankhamun, starring alongside Sam Neill, as well as shows including Breathless, The Inbetweeners, The Tudors, and Fresh Meat.

In 2017 she will feature in political thriller Fearless and new BBC comedy Bucket. She also has appeared on stage in the West End including Oppenheimer for the RSC, for which she was nominated for a 2016 Laurence Olivier Award.

Something in the Water is her first novel.

Catherine Steadman is the author of books: Something in the Water, Mr. Nobody: A Novel, Untitled Steadman 2, Pod woda, Something in the Water - Im Sog des Verbrechens: 2 CDs, Untitled, Untitled, Slaving Away (Series 1), The Watcher

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If you could make one simple choice that would change your life forever, would you?

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water. . . .

Could the life of your dreams be the stuff of nightmares?

Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret. After all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events. . . .

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?

Wonder no longer. Catherine Steadman's enthralling voice shines throughout this spellbinding debut novel. With piercing insight and fascinating twists, Something in the Water challenges the reader to confront the hopes we desperately cling to, the ideals we're tempted to abandon, and the perfect lies we tell ourselves.
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No one knows who she used to be. No one except a man with no memory.

  Memento meets Sharp Objects in this superb thriller from the bestselling author of Something in the Water

* * * Praise for Catherine Steadman and Something in the Water * * *

'Worthy of HitchcockThe Sunday Times

'Arresting . . . deftly paced, elegantly chilly . . . Something in the Water is a proper page-turner' The New York Times

'A thriller for our times . . . Catherine Steadman is a fresh and playful new voice and I can’t wait to see where her imagination takes her next'  Louise Candlish, author of  Our House

'An unputdownable story’ Amy Engel, author of The Roanoke Girls
 
‘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, author of Everything but the Truth
 
‘An unbearably tense debut with a knockout premise . . . thrilling and thought-provoking’ Riley Sager, author of Final Girls
 
‘Brilliant’ Catherine Isaac, author of You Me Everything
 
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Please note: contains strong language and adult content.

Meet Miranda. She is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky single girl who just happens to be a dominatrix with a dungeon in her flat where she services clients with flogging and extreme correction and (if she's lucky) gets the occasional slave to pay her for the honour of doing her vacuuming.

When she's not delivering 30 lashes to the sensitive parts of religious zealots or doing step aerobics in stilettos on the buttocks of retired army officers, she is just trying to get on with the neighbours and make her flatmate, Dan, realise that in spite of what he may think of her job, she could just be the girl of his dreams (and not just his nightmares).

This is a refreshingly funny and joyfully rude sitcom that proudly celebrates sex, nonconformity, and doing the wrong thing.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Slaving Away to your library, you'll get all 6 episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes.

©2016 Miranda Kane/Unusual Productions (P)2016 Audible, Ltd.
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Listening Length: 7 hours and 50 minutes

She’s watching you, but who’s watching her?

Lily Gullick lives with her husband Aiden in a new-build flat opposite an estate which has been marked for demolition. A keen birdwatcher, she can’t help spying on her neighbours.

Until one day Lily sees something suspicious through her binoculars and soon her elderly neighbour Jean is found dead. Lily, intrigued by the social divide in her local area as it becomes increasingly gentrified, knows that she has to act. But her interference is not going unnoticed, and as she starts to get close to the truth, her own life comes under threat.

But can Lily really trust everything she sees?