The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware is definitely my favorite book by the author. While I had a few issues with it, the ending in particular, I loved almost everything else. The story was unique, the twists were crazy but the ending was just a little rushed. Ruth Ware’s books have been hit or miss for me. I loved Turn of the Key and I enjoyed The Lying Game. I did not like In a Dark, Dark Wood or The Death of Mrs. Westaway. If you haven’t read anything by Ruth Ware yet, I definitely recommend starting with The Woman in Cabin 10!
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Summary
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.Goodreads
What I Loved
The book was so exciting to read, I just couldn’t put it down. I am the type of person to go to sleep super early around the same time every day – this book had me breaking my sleep streak! It was all worth it because the plot was really interesting and then the twists just blew me away. I couldn’t have possibly predicted what was going to happen.
The protagonists was someone I could relate to. Not just because she has my dream job as a writer. I really felt for her when she was running around, trying to get people to investigate what had happened and no one believed her. Sometimes I feel crazy too and have experienced thinking or feeling something that no one else could relate to.
What I Didn’t Love
Two words: the ending. It took me a while to get over how this book ended. Not because of the content of the ending but rather the execution. The book was so detailed, thorough and interesting. Then BAM it’s over. The ending was so rushed and felt unrealistic. It made me physically dizzy to read it! Other than that, I did honestly love everything. I eventually got over the ending and went back to loving the book as a whole.
I 100% recommend this book! It was great and I really enjoyed the story. Ruth Ware is a great author and this book is a good way to start binge-reading her novels. Unfortunately, none of her other books impressed me quite as much as this one, although Turn of the Key came close. You can grab a copy of The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware on Amazon!
Her other books are listed below:
- Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
- The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
- In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
- The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
- One by One by Ruth Ware
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