In a Dark, Dark Wood
Mystery & Suspense
July 30, 2015
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 novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.
In this tightly wound story, 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. 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 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 and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another intense read.
I was initially intrigued with this book because i like…books set in the woods…i guess that’s how to say it. This book had a few “running through the woods” scenes…but i think i’d like more woods!! The story itself was pretty good, but i def knew what was going on as soon as they saw the shadowy person on the stairs and the few minutes after that. I’m not always great with mystery, but i saw all the clues and foreshadowing in this book. It was still interesting and intense though.
The characters in this book were not my favorite. I mean they were written well, but their personalities were just not to my liking. Every person had atleast one or two things about them i didn’t like. I don’t think this distracted from the story for me though…i still liked reading the book and i look forward to reading more by this author.
Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is her début thriller.
Overall, i found this book to be ok. i didn't like most of the characters and i didn't like the death scene...it was too sad!! It was kind of predictable, but still enjoyable. I still like Ruth Ware's stories, but coming to realize that i pretty much dislike all the characters. Interesting that i could still enjoy the book. This is a pretty good mystery that i'd recommend to adults only.