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
1501132938
9781501132957
1501132954
Branch Call Number: F WARE-R
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Woman in cabin ten

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ednabw
Dec 16, 2018

Old fashioned Alfred Hitchcock style murder mystery with painful and emotional psychological second-guessing who is really who they say they are and who can be trusted all while being contained on a luxury cruise boat with no quick destination for help or support. The excellent narrator (audiobook) helped create a real page-turning feel.

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horthhill
Dec 09, 2018

"The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware is a locked-room mystery: the first two-thirds of the novel is quite readable. The solution though is way too complicated. I'm reminded of one locked-room mystery where the solution had the bad guy building exact duplicate mansions. In this novel, the explanation also depends on something being duplicated. The sleuth, here, is a first-time amateur and seemingly unreliable: the plot does make good use of both her naïveté and confusion. All in all a fun mystery with a disappointing solution.

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brangwinn
Nov 21, 2018

Oh, my gosh, It took me a while to figure out why this book has had such positive reviews. Then I GOT IT! Wow, it turned into a murder mystery with an original plot and lots of danger. At the end, all I could say was I am glad I am not rich enough to afford one of those swanky yacht cruises.

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iracoma
Nov 06, 2018

Quite mind-boggling 👍👍👍

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amukhrj
Nov 04, 2018

It was interesting who-dun-it novel. The whole concept of who the woman in cabin 10 was very interesting.

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leslyls
Nov 01, 2018

This was a good read. Not too complex, suspenseful and interesting- not the best thriller I have read but I found it enjoyable. Sometimes a book like this is exactly what you need. Not too heavy or complicated.

Hillsboro_jenniFerg Oct 22, 2018

I gave this book a four-star review, simply for the fact that it is a fast-paced easy read, which is exactly what I was looking for at the time. It was captivating enough that I wanted to keep reading and see it through until the end.

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mkoot
Oct 10, 2018

Yeah, not a good book. A stretch to believe the situations, an unlikable protagonist and a dreary read. Life is short and full of great books. Give this one a miss.

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JLee237
Sep 12, 2018

i chose this novel expecting an Agatha Christie type read but was disappointed, mainly because the novel focused on the main character who was unlikeable and annoying.

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ysalehi
Aug 19, 2018

I enjoyed the first 3/4 of this book, however the revelation and the ending of the story left me unsatisfied. But overall, enjoyable easy-thriller read.

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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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