The Woman in Cabin 10 is a book by an author I’ve heard of and has been recommended to me many times because I like a good psychological thriller.
This was a good first one by Ruth Ware. (I followed it with In Dark, Dark Wood.)
The mystery keeps unfolding as you keep reading, and like most thrillers, 3/4 of the way through you can’t wait to finish the book to see how it all ends.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Book Summary and Review
The Woman in Cabin 10 Book Summary
In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins.
The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea.
At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant.
But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, the main character, Lo, witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard with a loud splash her first night on the maiden voyage.
All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong… all in the midsts of having panic attacks.
My Book Review for The Woman in Cabin 10
The Woman in Cabin 10 is a book I bought along with three others on the mystery and thriller table at Barnes & Noble.
The paperback I bought did not have a description on the back or inside cover.
I bought solely based on the table it sat on, the reputation of the author, and the beautiful, almost three-dimensional water stained cover.
Just like the cover, the book was great.
It starts off with a thrill that makes you question what is really happening about this big boat… and next door to travel journalist LoBlacklock’s room.
Then, once you start to realize what’s happening, the clues as to who is involved are all over the map (no pun intended). It’s a real lying game with surprising twists under the Northern Lights.
I had an idea from the middle of the book who was behind it all and why… and I was partially correct with who and the motive, but don’t worry – no spoilers in this murder mystery!
This book is a great page-turner that has you rushing to get to the last page.
I’d love to see this story line be made into a movie.
My The Woman in Cabin 10 Book Recommendation
If you like mysteries and thrillers, this book is one you will enjoy.
I can see it being turned into a Lifetime movie or a great psychological thriller on Netflix.
My The Woman in Cabin 10 Rating
I give The Woman in Cabin 10 4 out of 5 stars.
If I did halves, it’d be 4.5 stars, but let’s not complicate things here with decimal points 😉
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