The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

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The Woman in Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware
Compulsive, chilling and with a constant feeling of danger to feed your anxiety, Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 is a must-read summer thriller.

This whodunit tale channels Agatha Christie, keeping you guessing and on edge with an undertow of fast-fraying emotions.

Journalist Lo Blacklock knows a killer hides in plain sight aboard the ship Aurora Borealis, but it quickly becomes clear that her questions are a dangerous riptide for those who wade too deep.

… there is a murderer on this boat. And no one knows but me.

Covering the maiden voyage of the Aurora Borealis was the opportunity of a lifetime for a journalist like Lo — it was a chance to prove herself. She boarded the ship rattled, however, shaken by a burglary incident just days before. She couldn’t sleep, couldn’t think, couldn’t forget the man who’d broken into her apartment.

Lo was determined to get it together, though, but fate had other plans as the luxury cruise sets off through the waters of the North Sea.

… there was a splash.
Not a small splash.
No, this was a big splash.
The kind of splash made by a body hitting water.

After a night of drinking, with her anxiety and lack of sleep fueling her restlessness, Lo awakes suddenly, heart pounding after she’s heard a large splash. When she looks outside, blood smears the glass of cabin 10’s veranda, as the dark waters swallow what looks to be a woman.

Her cries for help are fruitless, however.

Cabin 10 is empty.

No blood is found.

Every passenger is accounted for.

Could she have imagined it all? That’s certainly what everyone seems to think. But more proof appears, vanishing just as quickly, and Lo becomes relentless.

I have to find out who did this to her… because if I didn’t find out, they might come for me next.

The more she digs, the deeper she falls into something more dangerous, more complicated than she imagined, and there’s no going back from it all. Especially if she doesn’t make it out alive.

What had I done? Oh God, why had I done this, kept pushing, kept refusing to shut up?

Thriller lovers will relish in this fast-paced, twisted mystery. Unnerving and surprising at every turn, this will surely be a big book this summer.

About The Woman in Cabin 10:

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…

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.


  • 4 stars! What an intense, suspenseful book - I really enjoyed this! 
The author, Ruth Ware, does a fantastic job of creating an extremely vivid atmosphere - I felt like I was a passenger on the cruise ship observing the story unfold. I had a hard time putting this book down as the suspense starting building from chapter one and didn't stop until the very last page of the book. And I just loved that ending!

At first I wasn't sure how I felt about the main character, Lo, as she seemed secretive and mentally unstable. However, after a few chapters, she really grew on me. I even doubted her suspicions throughout her journey on the ship as I thought she might be delusional, yet I still felt sympathy for her.

I found myself getting confused at times trying to keep track of the secondary characters on the cruise ship. It wasn't overly confusing, but slightly took away from my reading experience which is one of the reasons for 4 instead of 5 stars. Another small issue I had was accepting the fact that someone would actually knock on a neighbouring cruise ship door to ask to borrow mascara from a stranger (which is a pivotal point in the plot). Do people actually do this? Perhaps I'm a germaphobe, but I found that strange and unlikely. Once I could accept and move past that, the rest of the story worked for me.

Overall, this was a highly addictive mystery that I would definitely recommend. I look forward to reading more from this author!

  • Whoa! This book was a wild ride. 
It's going to take a while for me to calm down, lol. THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 is Ruth Ware's second thriller, and I enjoyed this one even more than her debut, IN A DARK, DARK WOOD.

Travel reporter Lo Blacklock is given an amazing assignment, a week-long cruise aboard an exclusive luxury ship. Only ten cabins, so you know the small group of guests will be pampered as they sail from England to Norway. The excursion is lovely at first, but Lo's fun comes to an end when she sees a woman tossed overboard from the cabin next door.

I really enjoyed the setting of this mystery. A small ship, alone on the chilly North Sea, spotty internet, seemingly cut off from the rest of the world, possibly with a killer on board. Very eerie and ominous atmosphere. With all passengers and crew accounted for, the others doubt Lo's story. Then odd things start to happen.

I enjoyed this clever mystery very much. It made me nervous, but it was a good kind of nervous. Lo's character was kind of a mess, always teetering on the brink madness, which was understandable given the circumstances. Loved the ending too, including the final twist. 4.5 stars!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. 

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