The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10

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 ni...

Details The Woman in Cabin 10

TitleThe Woman in Cabin 10
Release DateJul 19th, 2016
PublisherGallery/Scout Press
Number of pages340 pages
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Adult, Audiobook, Adult Fiction, Crime, Psychological Thriller

Reviews The Woman in Cabin 10

  • Laura
    Meh. I enjoyed Ruth Ware's debut a lot more than this one. I found I was expected to suspend my disbelief even more in The Woman in Cabin 10 and I wasn't having any of it. It also felt like a not as good carbon copy of The Girl on the Train. Usually even with all the similarities of thrillers these days, I can find enough originality in the story to feel the author didn't *try* to follow the same formula. That didn't exactly happen here. It fel...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Thank you Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.I should start by saying I ended up not reading the author's first book, In a Dark, Dark Wood, because someone I know spoiled the whole "big twist" for me. I also should say I wasn't very disappointed as I wouldn't have enjoyed spending all the time invested reading it for another Gone Girl wannabe. I'm getting a little tired of everyone wanting to write the next big hit in ...
  • Linda O'Donnell
    I received a copy of The Woman in Cabin 10 from NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Gallery Scout Press, and Ruth Ware for the opportunity. This book will be published in July, 2016.You know the feeling.....poised for sound and vigilant for any hint of the slightest evidence of movement. You are alone. At least that is what your mind tells you.Lo Blacklock has barely an eye open after a night of some serious throwing 'em back ...
  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...3.5 starsThis is my first book by Ruth Ware. I have always wanted to take a luxury cruise and so the plot of this book intrigued me.I was actually going to read Dark Dark Wood prior to reading this novel. However, since I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway, so I figured I could always go back and read Dark Dark Wood some other time. Journalist, Laura (Lo) Black...
  • Melissa
    If I’m being totally honest, I didn’t go into this book with the highest of expectations. In fact, I’m not even sure what made me request an advanced copy. It’s no secret, I wasn’t a huge fan of In a Dark, Dark Wood. Unlike a lot of other readers, I found it to be kind of slow and predictable. This one on the other hand - it totally worked for me.A cruise ship in the middle of the ocean turned out to be the perfect setting for a chillin...
  • Carol
    3.5 StarsLight, fast and fun, this crime-mystery is like reading a cross between Agatha Christie and Janet Evanovich.The trouble begins at home with a whack in the face, and quickly moves to a small luxurious cruise liner. When disaster happens to THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10, journalist Laura (Lo) Blacklock witnesses it, but unfortunately does not stay silent, (no spoiler here) and her life aboard the Aurora evolves into a complicated series of mishaps...
  • Norma
    Well that was a much better read for me than the author's first book, IN A DARK, DARK WOOD as it was slow-moving for me and just didn't maintain my interest. This one though was fast-paced and had me entertained and engaged right from the very first chapter.THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by RUTH WARE was a chilling and suspenseful thriller with the perfect setting for a mystery on a small luxurious cruise liner with only 10 cabins set to sail from London ...
  • Diana ☕ Book of Secrets
    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 ...
  • Lindsay
    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 th...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    This started out so strong, it was well paced and suspenseful... then it took a turn and got seriously weird and ridiculous.
  • Sam Quixote
    Laura Blacklock is a travel journalist given a career-boosting opportunity to cover the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise liner headed to see the Northern Lights. On her first night there she meets a mysterious woman in the cabin next to hers, cabin 10, and then later hears a scream and the sounds of a body being dumped into the sea, seeing what she thinks is blood on the neighbouring railing. Except the cabin is empty and no-one on the ship match...
  • Will M.
    The Woman in Cabin 10 promised an intense read, but all I felt after reading this was intense anger. Anger because I expected so much more than what the author promised. The premise is typical of a thriller novel, it depicts a rollercoaster ride. This novel unfortunately is a huge disappointment for me. So much time wasted.I listened to this book because I had other books I was already reading, and I need to listen to a book while driving. The na...
  • ♡ Kim ♡
    So... I was really looking forward to this one, as I loved In a Dark, Dark Wood. I devoured that one in a single sitting. I have to say, lately, it seems like the books that I really look forward to have been letting me down, but luckily, not this one - I loved it! I had to force myself to take breaks, so I could also enjoy my family over the holiday weekend. Meanwhile, even without the book in hand, it remained in my head - kept me guessing - ev...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    The bad It's a real pity that the author used so many awful descriptions of weight and illness. It's not exactly shaming, but the language serves to dehumanize people who are fat, very thin, or ill.-One character is described as "wearing jewelry weighing more than she did," (p. 58) and we're constantly reminded of all her jutting, sharp features.-Describing fat characters as being "the size of a walrus" (p. 58, 178) happens more than once. We're ...
  • Phrynne
    The big question is how do you rate a book like this? To be absolutely honest I ploughed through the first half thinking how poor the dialogue was, how irritating the MC was and pretty much why am I bothering with this book. And then suddenly it became tense and exciting and the MC got her act together (more or less) and then the ending was brilliant!!! The last bit (view spoiler)[ "Tiggers bounce" (hide spoiler)] loved it:)So how do you rate a b...
  • Megan Johnson
    I ordered this one on a whim after seeing several other people recommend it - the premise seemed okay, interesting enough to pique my interest but not enough that I found myself rushing out to grab it. When I was able to get it for free on black friday with another purchase I was making, I figured it was as good a time as any to see what everyone else has been talking about. Whoo buddy, let me tell you I should have picked this one up a looooong ...
  • Diane
    This is a fun whodunit that kept me turning the pages. The Woman in Cabin 10 follows Lo Blacklock, a travel journalist who gets a free trip on a luxury cruise in the North Sea. However, things go wrong the first night when she thinks she hears a woman murdered in the cabin next door. Lo starts asking questions, but she feels threatened and doesn't know who to trust. Everyone on the ship is a suspect!This book felt like a modern take on an Agatha ...
  • Jennifer
    If there is any recently published novel that can be truly marketed as the next The Girl on the Train, it is The Woman in Cabin 10. A narrator whose personal issues cause her to appear unreliable, anxiety-riddled, paranoid, and even to begin questioning her own truth... One who is so preoccupied with the safety of an anonymous woman that she can't function... One whose investigative efforts end up putting her at grave risk... hmmm, sound familiar...
  • Jonetta
    Laura Blacklock is a travel journalist who luckily finds herself booked aboard a special voyage of the Aurora, a new luxury cruise liner. She's replacing her co-worker who couldn't make the trip. All goes well until one night when she's awakened by a scream, followed by a splash from the adjacent cabin #10. Problem is, the woman she'd seen earlier occupying that stateroom wasn't booked as a passenger or crew on the ship nor does anyone else appea...
  • Linda
    This started out to be very similar to "The Girl on the Train," which was discouraging. (Not that I didn't like that book. I just was hoping for a different storyline.) The main character, Lo, was not making a good first impression on me--always silently regretting how her words came out differently than she had meant them to, which seemed like every time she spoke. I had begun to think I was in for a very long, boring read. However, this would q...
  • Fran
    Reminiscent of an Agatha Christie "locked-room mystery", Ruth Ware has created a suspenseful page turner to add to one's summer reading list.Travel writer Laura "Lo" Blacklock is given the opportunity of a lifetime. She will substitute for the editor of Velocity magazine on the maiden cruise of the Aurora Borealis. This small lavish ten cabin ship owned by Lord Richard Bullmer will sail through the Norwegian fjords and hopefully get to glimpse th...
  • Lisa
    The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware was a real thriller set on a small luxurious boat from London to Norway. Once again Ruth Ware has a knack of putting unlikable characters into the plot & made it work, Lo Black lock was a journalist trying to get her life together after an intruder broke into her house, she decides to take a cruise of a life time but ends up in a nightmare on board. One night she hears screams coming from cabin 10 but when she i...
  • Angela DeSilva
    Ruth Ware does some great writing in this book. The plot was a bit confusing but it later became a page turner and I ended up liking it a lot. I would definitely recommend this book and read anything else from this author.
  • Meredith
    Fast-paced, entertaining mystery with some elements of Agatha Christie. Travel writer Lo Blacklock’s apartment is burglarized a few days prior to her leaving for her next job, an article on the new luxury cruise ship, The Aurora. Even though she’s suffering from a bit of PTSD from the burglary, Lo still chooses to take the cruise, as it’s once in a lifetime opportunity. The first night aboard the Aurora, Lo wakes in the middle of the night ...
  • Bookables Heather
    What a ride this book was! Defiantly twists and turns and I somewhat guessed the plot but it still threw me for a few loops.Some things I didn't enjoy about this book--The main character. Lo was a very hard person to love. I had a hard time getting a good read on her, there was just something off about her I didn't enjoy-The pacing. This book moved somewhat fast, somewhat slow. When it got going, it got going. When it slowed, it really slowed.-Th...
  • Melisa
    A completely atmospheric tale with an unreliable cast of characters a la Agatha Christie. Love Ruth Ware's writing. Her depictions of claustrophobia and exhaustion are so descriptive, they're almost contagious. The ending fell a bit flat for me, but was still enjoyable. Couldn't put it down.
  • Liz Barnsley
    Another page turning thrill ride with a claustrophobic vibe from the pen of Ruth Ware who wrote one of my favourite darkly delicious tales of last year – rather than a dark dark wood this time we are on a dark dark boat where there is no hope of escape for anyone, least of all the reader. Immediately absorbing.Poor Lo. I felt for her. So sure that she has witnessed a murder -but the woman who disappeared had seemingly failed to actually appear ...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    There is nothing better than settling down to a claustrophobic, Agatha Christie style mystery. The Woman is Cabin 10 is Ruth Ware, author of In a Dark, Dark Wood’s second novel. For the record, I thoroughly enjoyed The Woman in Cabin 10 and I believe this book is a fine follow up to Ware’s thrilling debut novel.The action begins early in The Woman in Cabin 10. Travel journalist Laura Blacklock is subjected to a terrifying home burglary in the...