The Woman in Cabin 10
Mystery & Suspense
Gallery/ Scout Press
July 19, 2016
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.
Amazing!! I’m really starting to love mystery! I’ve come to realize that i just love anything mystery and this def wasn’t an exception. The mystery in this book was laid out well and kept me guessing. I had many wild thoughts but def didn’t guess the true outcome. When Lo figured it out and explained it, it made sense, but it def wasn’t something i was going to actually guess.
I originally thought it was Cole and he had his ex wife in his camera trunk, lol. Then i thought it was maybe Lady Bullmer throwing out Lord Bullmer’s mistress, without him knowing…which was slightly correct, but as we now know, it was the mistress throwing out Lady Bullmer… so Sad!!!
So the writing plot and pacing were great. The only real problem i have with the book is the characters. I found most of them unlikeable, even Lo. I thought Chloe was pretty nice and a few of the other less known guests, but the main people were almost repulsing. What was the ex’s name, Ben i think or Brad? Well he was horrible on the first night but grew on me more as the story went on. Lo however, didn’t really. She just seemed whiney and rude. I just dont see how anyone could get so drunk when they are suppose to be representing her work… She didnt make the best choices.
Loved the Ending. Like i said, i didn’t guess it, but was fairly sure that Lo didn’t die. The twist with Carrie, the mistress, living was bittersweet. I felt bad that she was manipulated but she did do something terrible but it felt wrong when i thought she was dead. Then with the twist, i felt bad the the cheater lived and poor Lady Bullmer died. It was just bittersweet, but enjoyable.
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 really loved this book. Mystery is quickly becoming my new favorite genre. I've been looking into Ruth Ware and am excited to check out "In a Dark Dark Wood" too, plus any other books she writes. I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting a good mystery suspense story. If you like cruising, you'd probably love this.