The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10

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From New York Times bestselling author of the "twisty-mystery" (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware— this time, set at sea.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, but as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the desk, 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.
Publisher: 2017.
ISBN: 9781501151798
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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sjcrisp
Apr 25, 2018

Very easy read. Slow build-up, not as much suspense and I'd expected, but a good book to get you by in the meantime,.

aduckie88 Apr 23, 2018

The cruise murder mystery idea caught my interest. The Woman in Cabin 10 had great build up, but it felt rushed at the end. I felt like the author was in a hurry to end the book as soon as possible.

Overall, it's a decent read!

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lcurrie5167
Mar 28, 2018

This book is easy to read and I found it to be quite enjoyable.

As others have commented it does get a little dull about halfway through but by that point you're so committed to finding out what happens that you just accept it and keep going.

That being said the overall storyline and plot are well thought out. The story makes sense and is plausible.

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firebird770
Mar 23, 2018

Really did not care for this book and actually did not finish it. I disliked the crudeness and the language in it and it seemed to go nowhere. It is about a woman whose career in journalism and reporting takes her on a cabin cruiser owned by a very wealthy businessman. Cabin 10 is the cabin next to hers and a woman in that cabin. The reporter is constantly drunk it seems and always tired so I gave up after the first 100 pages. Too bad.

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PJD
Feb 24, 2018

It was okay but I got tired of the main subject always being intoxicated.

TSCPL_Cadie Jan 09, 2018

Two stars only because it was a quick and easy read and the suspense kept me interested enough to stick with it to the end. But as others have said, the main character is miserable, even on the last page.

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kmcdouall
Dec 03, 2017

Ruth Ware may have hoped to be the successor to "Girl on the Train" frenzy, but fails with a pointless plot, wooden characters, and unbelievable situations.

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MeggieDuck
Nov 30, 2017

I was very excited to read this novel after reading 'The Lying Game' but unfortunately the novel was full of what seemed like pointless events until about halfway through. After the halfway point the suspense began to pick up and it became much more interesting. Before that point though, it was slow and full of situations that presented the main character as unlikeable/ annoying.
Not a bad read if you're looking for something with slight suspense that you can get through relatively quickly.

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talk2terih
Nov 16, 2017

On the positive side, this book was easy to read and had good flow. I devoured it in 2 days, 1/2 of the book each day. The idea of an ultra luxe miniature cruise ship was an interesting one and fun to visualize as I read.

On the negative side, the heroine is rather awful, reacting hysterically to every event that occurs. When she isn't hysterical, she's drunk, vomiting, or hungover. I think the picture of a girl prone to severe panic attacks who had suffered a recent trauma could have been sufficiently articulated to the reader without beating us over the head with it. I had also intuited the resolution about halfway through the book. I never bought the individual she suspects as the bad guy, so was not diverted down that byway.

This would have made a fun summer beach read, as it didn't require deep concentration from the reader and could easily have been picked up and put down numerous times without losing the train of the story.

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Exbuck
Nov 14, 2017

I could not get into this book no matter how many times I tried. Maybe it gets better near the end but I doubt it.

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May 09, 2017

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cknightkc
Jan 17, 2017

"I love ports. I love the smell of tar and sea air, and the scream of the gulls. Maybe it's years of taking the ferry to France for summer holidays, but a harbor gives me a feeling of freedom in a way that an airport never does. Airports say work and security checks and delays. Ports say... I don't know. Something completely different. Escape, maybe.” - p. 34

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