Monday 27 March 2017

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Book Title: The Woman in Cabin 10
Author: Ruth Ware
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥
Source: E-book from the library

Amazon UK, Goodreads

Goodreads Summary: 
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 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 and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another intense read.
What did I think?

Solid. Solid is probably the word I'd use to describe what I thought of this one. Definitely been there done that, but at the same time not bad.

Lately it seems that these sorts of books need an unreliable, if not unlikable, narrator and some alcohol abuse. Lo is no exception. She is not as whiny and annoying as the cast of The Girl on The Train but I rolled my eyes more than once.

The twist is, again, solid (and I didn't see it coming). Nothing mind-blowing but definitely satisfying enough and I enjoyed the various twists and turns the story takes.

It's a quick read with short chapters that tempt you to read on into the night, way past bedtime. The pacing is good, the dialogue crisp and I quite enjoyed the prose. If you like psychological mysteries, definitely give this one a try.


  1. I didn't like the Girl on The Train AT ALL. My not so good review is coming up next week I think. I agree with you. What is it about this theme?? Lets; roll eyes some more!

    1. I wanted ALL three women to die a fiery death in Girl on the Train lol

  2. While I don't share your disdain for Girl on the Train, it certainly wasn't a must read for me. I think this book falls in the same category. I've seen enough good reviews that I'll probably read it eventually.