The Woman in Cabin 10
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF IN A DARK, DARK WOOD Featured in TheSkimm An Entertainment Weekly “Summer Must List” Pick A New York Post “Summer Must-Read” Pick Included in Summer Book Guides from Bustle, Oprah.com, PureWow, and USA TODAY An instant New York Times bestseller, The Woman in Cabin 10 is a gripping psychological thriller set at sea from an essential mystery writer in the tradition of Agatha Christie. 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, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? 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… With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.
Simon and Schuster
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"I'm undecided on the star rating because the last third of the book was great, but the first two-thirds irritated me because the main character/narrator was so cranky and rude. Her behavior was understandable, considering she was sleep-deprived and traumatized. However, it felt grating. She also isn't exactly a smooth investigator, which is silly seeing as she has been a journalist for years. I suggest checking it out from a library and reading it. If at any point you find her irritating, know it won't get better until the last third. Then you can reassess if you find it worthwhile to get to the amazing final third. "
"A thriller aboard a yacht on the North Atlantic sea. A travel journalist hears a suspicious splash of something thrown overboard in the middle of the night. A body? Or was it just her recently traumatized mind playing tricks on her…. A little difficult to follow all the characters—I listened to the audiobook. It might be better if read."
"I enjoyed the atmosphere of this thriller, reminding me of rainy days and a slight melancholy, despite the fact it takes place on a vacationing boat in the winter. The MC was frustratingly paranoid throughout the book, unable to maintain a level head or make straightforward sense of what was occurring. Towards the end she became more assertive and less neurotic, and the resolution was pleasantly surprising though not quite shocking in the way that makes your brain spin. The story leisurely paced, this was a relatively low stress read, as I didn’t feel I had to remember too closely the characters or suspected crime. Overall, I enjoyed the writing and pace of the narrative, the ending satisfying enough to make the time well spent. "