Something in the Water


3.00 out of 5
(3 reviews)

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Published on: March 6, 2008


Dr Bob Strong’s GP surgery has being treating a lot of coughs and colds recently, far more than is normal for the time of year. Bob thinks there’s something up but he can’t think what. He seems to have caught it himself, whatever it is — he’s starting to cough badly and there are flecks of blood in his hanky.

Saskia Harden has been found on a number of occasions submerged in ponds or canals but alive and seemingly none the worse for wear. Saskia is not on any files, except in the medical records at Dr Strong’s GP practice. But Torchwood’s priorities lie elsewhere: investigating ghostly apparitions in South Wales, they have found a dead body. It’s old and in an advanced state of decay. And it is still able to talk.

And what it is saying is “Water hag”…

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Trevor Baxendale


Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato

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BBC – Novels


No major relationship

Series timeline

Series 2



3 reviews for Something in the Water

  1. Syl Verne

    One of the more average ones. Plot is pretty damn standard with minimum intrigue, and character moments are all rather….ehh. Skippable imo.

  2. Louise

    Made my throat hurt just by reading it. Sympathetic pains. Ouch.

  3. Xandra73

    I enjoyed the book a lot. Interesting story and I liked the mix of folklore, mythology, horror and sci-fi elements. Definitely a page turner till the very end. I thought the characters were all spot on and it really feel like it could be a TV episode (or two). I just give it a star minus because even that they set this story specifically after ‘To The Last Man’ in Season 2, it felt more like it was from Season 1. At least when it came to Ianto, who was reduced back to making coffee and cleaning the hub.

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