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Water Under the Bridge

(The Water Trilogy #1)

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3.51  ·  Rating details ·  1,449 ratings  ·  229 reviews
A CHILLING ROMANTIC SUSPENSE THRILLER

As a woman who feels her clock ticking every single moment of the day, former bad girl Kate Anderson is desperate to reinvent herself. So when she sees a handsome stranger walking toward her, she feels it in her bones, there's no time like the present. He's the one. 

Kate vows to do whatever it takes to have what she wants, even if that
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Paperback, 269 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Hot Banana Press
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Chelsea Humphrey
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a fun read! If you want to go in completely blind, I highly suggest not reading this review (or any others) until after you finish the book. That said...

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I must admit the premise of this story is unique; I've not read a novel featuring a married couple where both parties are serial killers, and this had a very distinct Dexter vibe to it. Both Jude and Kate have different reasons for killing, and book one in the trilogy is really almost an in
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~IreneOust~
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unless I am forgetting, I have never before read a book written in 2nd person POV but now that I have (and LOVED!), I want more! It made 'Water Under The Bridge' seem even creepier than it is (and I mean this in the most flattering way possible). Maybe because I don't read enough physiological thrillers (which is a mistake I plan to rectify in 2017) but I really got a kick out of this story. It creeped me out as much as it blew my mind! I know I keep using the word 'creepy' but this is exactly h ...more
Betül
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"I can see that you and I suffer the same affliction. We love death."

I was intrigued by the blurb right from the start, because it was really unique. I had no idea what to expect so I went in with an open mind. It was different and the writing style (second person POV/internal monologue) threw me off in the first quarter of the book. It took me some time getting use
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just reread this again ready to jump into book two :)

I am a great fan of this author and her books. I read a lot but Bedrock has always stayed with me. It's one book I want to delete from my mind and read again for the first time. I want all those feels again. As soon as I heard she had another book I knew I needed it in my life. I just didn't realise how much I was going to love it.

Kate and Jude are two psychotic killers. This story is told through both of their points of view through inner mo
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Richelle Robinson
Have you ever read a book and you're like what am
I reading? Well this was that book.

The book is about a couple who both kill but for different reasons. Its also billed as romance but it really didn't feel like one to me. The writing style was hard for me because I would get confused as to whose point of view I was reading. I found myself having to go back to the beginning of the chapter a few times to make sure I had the right person.

Jude and Kate they both had issues from their childhood. I c
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Sherry Fundin
I love the cover for Water Under The Bridge by Britney King. She designed it herself. It looks like it could be for a paranormal/supernatural novel, but this is so much better. We have not one, but two serial killers!!! And one is female!!! The is a love story like none I have ever read before.

Each chapter starts with a sketch and I like to try and figure out what it’s telling me.

The beginning is tantalizing, teasing me, making me have to know how we got to this point.

“Maybe you would be better
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Fathima
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Woooooooooooooowzaaaaa !!!!!

Okay , can we just take a freakin minute to digest everything that I've read so far !

Amaaaaaaaazing !
Stephanie
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Water under the bridge was a unique novel. I thought it was written perfectly and the main characters had this power struggle throughout. Is the story entirely believable? not really....the kills are non-stop with no fear of getting caught. It’s hard to imagine they are never being questioned or making a mistake here and there. But besides this story being “hard to believe” the characters were pretty magnetic and I was easily drawn to them. Enough to buy the second book! 😐 this author is really ...more
Lisa
Nov 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, fiction, thriller
This book was unique in that it was written in second person, and the fact that both husband and wife were murderers (for their own, different reasons). The second person POV took some getting used to, but it added a creepy element to the story and really let the reader inside the character's heads. I could have had more murder and less emotions/banter between the couple, but it was a fun read nevertheless.
The BookAddict Mom
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow…this is the first book I have read by this author but it definitely will not be the last!

Water Under the Bridge was a little hard for me to get into at the beginning due to its unique writing style, second person dual POV with internal monologue (thanks Betul for helping me describe this), but once I got used to it…boy did the characters and story suck me in!!! To the point I was up till 4:00 a.m. finishing it.

Written to not be read as a standalone even though one can definitely choose to do
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Ashley
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was pretty excited to read this book because she is one of my favorite authors. I am very happy to say that Britney did an amazing job with this one! This book is unique and different than anything that I have read before. I have been a fan of Britney's since her first book and her writing just gets better and better with each release.

I would recommend this book to anyone!
Coco.V
Nov 30, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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OH SWEET MOTHER OF ALL THAT IS HOLY!!! What a MIND F*CK!!! I am not going to give too much of a written review because I think my video review will speak for how twisted this book turned out to be. The only reason the book lost the star was for the start of this series is the writing style is very different and it felt off to me. Jude and Lydia have this way of telling the story about each other instead of what I am use to, speaking about themselves. Other than that this book is F*CKING AMAZING! ...more
Freesiab (Bookish Review)
An interesting take on the thriller genre. Told from alternating viewpoints. Sometimes that style takes me a while to settle into, as I find it can be somewhat repetitive. There were some very good plot twists and character developments that I didn’t see coming that made it a fun read. I’m certainly curious on how this trilogy will unfold!
Aaly
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*** I was given an ARC for an honest review. ***

This was an intriguing and interesting novel.  Water under The bridge was an amazing surprise. Totally kick ass.  I was stunned by the way the story was told but I admit it took me a some time to get into it.


I read this book like a diary, about two people who are definitely your usual heroes, describing about their darkest fears, hopes and cravings. And I have to say it was frightening and gave me chills. Written with such straightforwardness,
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Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Kate and Jude, upon first sight, immediately know that there is something special and unique about each other that will pull them together. Kate is a bad girl, looking to "settle down", wanting a husband, house, kids.. the works. Here comes Jude, not sure what he wants, besides Kate, but he knows he has to have her. They both have secrets and both like to be in control. Can their intense, obsessive love overcome these issues, or will they find that they bring them closer together even if a power ...more
Bobbie Stanley
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely enthralling. The writing style drew me in from the moment I picked the book up and I simply couldn’t put it down. I love how this story deals with such complex ground and issues that, in theory, should be against our moral codes. But morality is such a huge concept and it can vary so much from one case to another. It’s obvious from the start that neither Kate nore Jude are exactly the sort of people we’re used to dealing with in everyday life. They both have childhoods that have scarr ...more
Sara
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
4/5 Stars!

This may be the craziest book I have ever read! No joke. It was not at all what I thought it would be, but trust me, I am not complaining.

Kate and Jude are killers. Like for real. Both of them are serial killers. They are calculating and smart and I have no idea how they even worked, but they did.

Let me warn you. This book is not like any other book I have ever read. It is written in first person (?) in a stream of consciousness style mostly with thoughts about the other characters. Th
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Rustys
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it



I have never read anything like this before, Ever.
I'm still trying to process whether or not I liked it.
But how could I not, it was so well written. Mindfuck.
A pair of deranged psychotic killers wreaked havoc in my mind.
The writing style weirded me out, a combination of dual POVs, told through inner monologues much like listening to a voice behind the scene.
Almost like the character is a narrator speaking directly to the reader.
Mindfuck.
The book cover is so innocent looking but don't be fool
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Melinda MacLean (mel_constantreader)
To be honest, when I started reading the first page of this book I had no idea what to think. I almost didn't want to continue reading it because of how she wrote it. It threw me off guard and I'm not a big fan of these types of books. But then I shook my head and told myself to keep reading it and give it a chance. I'm really glad I did. I enjoyed this novel so much! The more I read the more I got into it and by the time I was a couple chapters in I didn't even notice the writing style anymore. ...more
Julia ⏃  ✦ :The Romance Rebels: ⏃ ✦
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***DNF***

After looking at this beautiful cover and reading the blurb, I was instantly hooked. I was really excited to dive into the book, until I started reading.

The way this book was told I couldn't get into. It left me utterly confused.

After chapter three, I had to stop.

*Maybe I will come back to Water Under The Bridge at a later date, and see if I can finish it. *
Jill
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is dual points of view from Jude and Kate. Kate is a killer and Jude is a killer but is hired to hunt down Kate and bring her in, instead he falls in love with her. You are hooked from the first words until the very end. It was interesting to see their different points of view on their relationship. The characters are well written and the story flows together nicely. Can't wait to read more from this author.
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
3.5 stars!!! I have to admit that this book was hard to get into at first, with the story told in the second person it was hard for me to connect with these two as characters, but their story does suit the manner in which it is told. But my thriller kick is still ever present as Britney King delivers the story of Jude and Kate, Jude a contract killer and Kate a woman that kills for fun. Totally unconventional, totally psychotic at times, yet addictive.
Priscilla Hedlin
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC REVIEW. No spoilers.
Britney King does it again! She has a fantastic way of creating characters you can't get enough of, sometimes relate to, don't always understand, but certainly want to follow beyond the pages in the book.
Konny
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, what a ride.
Water Under The Bridge: A Chilling Romantic Suspense by Britney King is the first book in The Water Trilogy.
Meet Jude and Kate. Both are to be divorced, but the judge orders them to 6 month counseling.
And so it begins.
Water Under The Bridge is told in a dual POV.
Both have secrets, and boy what secrets that are. They are psycho killers.
The story tells the highs and lows of their relationship and their twisted lovestory.
The story jumps between before and after. What before and af
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Lucy
"I can see that you and I suffer the same affliction. We love death."


I read this book in one sitting, I started it this morning and was completely unable to put it down. This is one that i'm unsure how to review as I really think its best to go into this one completely blind so i'm going to keep this super short. All you really need to know is that this is an utterly unique psychological thriller that features a dark, and rather twisted, romance. It is one that will pull you straight in and
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Dani Hodge
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Water Under The Bridge is a book like none that I have read. The blurb is what first caught my attention, I love Dark genre books, so this one looked right up my alley! The writing style took me by surprise. I did find myself none the less turning the pages all the way to the end! It took time to get use to the Monologue POV style writing, I wasn't too sure I was going to be able to finish it, but honestly I couldn't not see where this book was going to take me. It was dark, gritty, and suspense ...more
Ted Tayler
"Deep waters"

This was described as a chilling psychological thriller, Well, one out of three ain't bad. There were few chills or thrills as far as I was concerned. The writing style is off- beat and quirky; and that certainly doesn't make for an easy read. I won't be tempted into the water for the rest of the trilogy.
Mel Ann
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unexpected in all the best ways. Action and mystery from beginning to end. A mix of emotion and personalities that confuse yet mesh so well.

Keeps you on your toes reading and I can't wait to read the next in the series.
Sandra Burns
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book 1 of series

Husband & wife want a divorce. The Judge, makes them go for therapy. Both partners are in the same kind of work, assasins. Great read.
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Britney King writes psychological, domestic, and romantic thrillers set in suburbia. She is currently writing three series and several standalone novels.

The Bedrock series (psychological/domestic/romantic thriller) features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn't. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a mad
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Other books in the series

The Water Trilogy (3 books)
  • Dead in the Water (The Water Trilogy #2)
  • Come Hell or High Water (The Water Trilogy #3)
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