The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10

Book - 2016 | First Scout Press hardcover edition
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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: 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.
Publisher: New York : Scout Press, 2016
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501132933
Branch Call Number: F WARE-R
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Woman in cabin ten


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Oct 24, 2020

I'm actually really surprised reading other peoples' comments about not liking this book, or thinking the main character was "whiney." I have only read one other Ruth Ware book (In a Dark, Dark Wood) and I thought this one was so much better! The story kept me on the edge of my seat, and the way the characters and the ship were described, I could picture everything! Would recommend, and would love to see as a film.

Oct 02, 2020

My first Ruth Ware and have to say I did not enjoy it at all. After having to tolerate the behavior of the whiney main female character for the first couple of chapters I was well over it.

Sep 11, 2020

I have never read a book by Ruth Ware until I read the woman in cabin 10. Oh. My. Goodness! This book captured my interest from the very beginning and kept me wondering what would happen next. The conclusion is such a surprise, but a very welcome one. I definitely recommend this book and have put a hold on the rest of her works.

Sep 03, 2020

I have always found Ruth Ware’s books to be consistently good reads. They’re not overly complicated or sophisticated, but they still grab you from the start and keep your attention throughout. Cabin 10 is no exception. The long wait time for her (e-) books on Libby are a testament to that. Her newest novel One by One was just released. There is a 6 mo wait for it.

Aug 31, 2020

Ruth Ware’s books are usually slow build up of suspense to create chilling effects. However, this book is so slow, I had a hard time getting into it. I had to force myself to finish and find out what the hype was about but it’s so boring. 90% of the book is the main character whining. It’s like 1% action out of the 300+ pages. I wonder if I would feel differently about this book if I listened to it on audiobook.

Aug 18, 2020

I love Ruth Ware. Everything I've read and I've read all of her books from the library.

Aug 14, 2020

I found Lo to be very annoying the first few chapters but I kept reading because I just had to find out if it was all in her head or what. It’s a decent read, very fast moving which I like.

Jul 22, 2020

It took me a bit to get into it but by midway I had to find out who did it! what was going on! and couldn't put it down. lol

There were def some annoying bits and i still had some questions in the end but I found it entertaining.

Jul 08, 2020

After about 30 pages I wanted to kill the whiney stupid heroine. One of the worst books I've read in ages.

Jun 10, 2020

Loved it!

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Apr 15, 2020

Lo Blacklock is a travel writer with an outstanding career opportunity- the chance to cover the Aurora, a luxury cruise liner with views of the Northern Lights. Despite her apartment being ransacked right before she leaves, Lo refuses to miss the cruise, though she self-medicates with alcohol and antidepressants to deal with her PTSD and insomnia. On the first evening of the trip, Lo encounters a flustered young woman in Cabin 10 before an awkward dinner with the other journalists, including her ex-boyfriend Ben, the yacht’s owner Lord Bullmer, and his wife Anne who is a cancer patient. Lo wakes up when she hears a scream and a loud splash and runs to the balcony where she thinks she sees a woman’s body in the water. She’s sure it’s the woman she met earlier that day in Cabin 10, but the head of security assures her that the room has been empty the entire time. No one believes Lo due to her drinking, so she spends the rest of the voyage trying to solve the case on her own, even though someone is now threatening Lo herself.


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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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