The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10

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 ar...

Details The Woman in Cabin 10

TitleThe Woman in Cabin 10
Release DateJul 19th, 2016
PublisherGallery/Scout Press
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery 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
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    I just knew I was going to love this book because I love the cover. I know, that almost never happens =) Then I thought this was just going to be a lets all get drunk at all times and then say stupid things and yell at boyfriend and get drunk some more and see a body on a ship, the end, goodbye. Well, it was kinda like that. What is it with everyone having to be drunk all of the time in these books?When I first started the book last night, I coul...
  • 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...
  • Emma Giordano
    I can't decide between 3.5 stars and 4 stars, but I enjoyed this read! I struggled with it a bit, but I enjoyed the ending overall.TW: home invasion, anxiety (panic attacks), substance abuse, lowkey sexual assaultI feel as if this is one of those books that I don't have much to say on. I wasn't the biggest fan of the writing and the beginning was slightly boring, but the ending of the story was thrilling and very clever in my opinion. I was surpr...
  • Rachael
    I smacked my head on a low hanging light fitting earlier so am particularly grumpy, but here's what irked me about this book: Whining protagonist, too anxious (and irritating) to function.Plot holes bigger than the Grand Canyon. Every character unlikable.Glossed over sexual assault. Took Forever to get going.That ENDING, I hurt my eyes rolling them so hard.Guess what Lo Blacklock? I wouldn't have believed you either.The end.
  • Miranda Reads
    3.5 stars "There’s a reason why we keep thoughts inside our heads for the most part—they’re not safe to be let out in public." Laura "Lo" Blacklock just won the career lottery - her pregnant boss can no longer attend the Aurora cruise. Instead, her boss sends Lo as the magazine's representative to the maiden voyage. “For a travel journalist I’m worryingly bad at geography.” The ship is full of rich socialites, intrepid reporters an...
  • Susanne Strong
    4 Stars.Very Suspenseful!Lo Blacklock is a travel journalist who is invited to go aboard the Aurora Borealis to do a story on the new ship for her magazine. Lo thinks a week away on a luxury cruise liner sounds like a dream come true. After all, her apartment was just burgled and since she’s been anxious about it, she’s had trouble sleeping ever since. As she’s getting ready for her first formal dinner, Lo realizes that she forgot mascara, ...
  • 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...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    This started out so strong, it was well paced and suspenseful... then it took a turn and got seriously weird and ridiculous.
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    I just realized I don't hate myself and therefore will not be completing this. if you look up the word mediocre in the dictionary it’s just a photo of this book. maybe a photo of the opening page because the cover is the only thing about this that isn’t shitListen, this is just about the most generic thriller ever written. Let’s talk about all the shitty ass ways this book copies The Girl on the Train, a 2015 novel that I have an immense di...
  • 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 * Traveling Sister
    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 ...
  • Matthew
    As soon as I started reading this and posting statuses, I got several replies about how much people did not like this book. I cannot remember getting that much negative feedback about a book on my progress statuses. So, I figured I would either be joining the world in slamming this book, or I would be trying to make my case about how everyone was wrong.Well, I am kinda in the middle.I didn’t hate the book, but it didn’t blow me away. It feels...
  • 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 - Traveling Sister
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • megs_bookrack
    Let's start off by saying, I read this book and I'm not mad about it. It was good. Not my favorite book ever but they can't all clobber us over the head. For me, the 2nd half of this was much stronger than the first half. I wasn't really invested in it until the reveal. Without giving anything away, I would just say the reveal and events leading to the final conclusion were much more compelling than the build-up to the reveal. During the build-up...
  • Carrie
    The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware is a thriller set aboard a luxury cruise ship. Being one that loves cruising this has been on my list to read since I first heard about the book for two reasons, one I've heard great things about the writer and two I can't help but be drawn to a story set at sea. The main character in the story, Lo Blacklock, is at home alone when someone breaks into her apartment leaving her in fear that it could happen again...
  • ♡ 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...
  • 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...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    A so-so mystery with an unreliable narrator that takes place, for the most part, on a boat. It was ok thriller, but I would never have read it without the encouragement of my book club.In the desperate search for "the next Gone Girl", The Woman in Cabin 10 was put forward as an option. I think that's unfair. The next Gone Girl or Hunger Games will be so clearly original and ground-breaking that it couldn't be titled the next fill-in-the-blank.And...
  • Nazanin
    4 StarsThis story is about Laura who is a journalist and works for a travel magazine. She is on board in a boat. One night she heard a very loud splash, like something falling into the sea! Then when she went to see what’s happening she saw a body disappearing under the water. And she saw blood on the privacy barrier that separated her veranda from that of cabin 10. But when she went to get the help they found nothing and they told her that tha...
  • 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 ...